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Nero Roman Imperial Dupondis - Macellum Augusti 59AD

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Nero Roman Imperial Dupondis - Macellum Augusti 59AD
Very Rare and Important AE Dupondis of The Infamous Roman Emperor Nero (50-68AD). Nero head left and on reverse MAC AVG S C, The impresive double tiered, domed building, surrounded by porticos and with a statue inside. (RIC 278, Van Meter 23) The Emperor Nero in 59 AD, built a public market place (shopping mall - the first) called the Marcellum Augusti. This building became a design platform for builders and architects right through to modern times. Consider the design of "the White House" "Capitol Hill" and thousands of other important and historic building around the world. All based on Nero's original design. A nice example, some pitting and corrosion but still about Very Fine and impressive. Listed Book Value up to $3000.

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