All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Pre 1990 item #1345660 (stock #Alib54)
Wen Fong, Robert Bagley, Jenny So, Maxwell Hearn, The Great Bronze Age of China, publ. Alfred A. Knopf, Inc./Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York 1980. Hard cover with dust jacket, published in conjunction with the exhibition with the same name in several museums in the USA, 386 pages, numerous color and b/w illustrations of archaic bronzes and artifacts in jade and earthenware etc...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Contemporary item #1345643 (stock #Alib53)
Woldemar von Seidlitz & Dora Amsden, Impressions of Ukiyo-e, publ. Parkstone Press Intl., New York 2007. Hard cover with dust jacket, 287 pages, text about all aspects of ukiyoe and discussing the most important woodblock masters illustrated with numerous color photos, translated in English by Marlena Metcalf. ISBN 978-1-84484-388-6.

Very good condition

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All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Pre 1990 item #1345639 (stock #Alib51)
Nikuhitsu ukiyoe meihinten (Exhibition of famous ukiyoe paintings), publ. Ota Memorial Museum, Tokyo 1980. Soft cover, catalog to an exhibition of the Nihon Ukiyoe hakubutsukan (Japanese Ukiyoe museum) with 100 items with minimal description and many (but not all) with b/w or color illustration. Covering well-known and not so well-known ukiyoe painters with genealogical charts and short biographies...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Pre 2000 item #1345632 (stock #Alib50)
Thomas Fok, Connoisseurship of Rhinoceros Horn Carvings in China, publ. Thomas Fok, New York 1999. Hardcover with dust jacket, catalog of private collection, 255 pages, 192 rhino horn and related objects with descriptions (Chinese and English) and color illustrations, with introduction in English and Chinese. ISBN 962-321-046-9

Very good condition, dust jacket wrinkled at top.

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All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Pre 1970 item #1345631 (stock #Alib49)
Roderick Whitfield, In pursuit of antiquity, publ. Charles E. Tuttle Comp, Rutland/Tokyo 1969, hardcover with dust jacket, catalog to exhibition at The Art Museum of Princeton University, 240 pages, numerous b/w illustrations, few color illustrations.

Very good condition, few scuff marks on dust jacket.

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All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Pre 1980 item #1345621 (stock #Alib48)
Harold P. Stern, Freer Gallery of Art fiftieth anniversary exhibition. 1. Ukiyo-e painting, publ. Smithsonian Institution, Washington 1973. Paperback, exhibition catalog, 334 pages, 118 screens, scroll paintings, drawings and related items with extensive descriptions and b/w illustrations, some color illustrations. Includes errata slip.

Fair condition...

All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Pre 1980 item #1345620 (stock #Alib47)
Vera Kubickova, Persian Miniatures, Spring Books, London 1975(?). Hardcover with dust jacket, ca. 160 pages with 49 color illustrations. Translated by R. Finlayson-Samsour, photos by Werner Forman.

Dust jacket torn, book with scrapes on covers, otherwise in very good condition

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All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Pre 1980 item #1345619 (stock #Alib46)
Eleanor Olson, Tantric Buddhist Art, publ. China House Gallery, New York 1974. Paperback, catalog to exhibition at China Institute of America, 100 pages, 54 sculptures, paintings and ritual objects with full descriptions b/w illustrations, few color illustrations, short, illustrated introduction.

Fair condition, firm binding, cover with few light stains, creases and dents. Clean text.

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All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Pre 1980 item #1345615 (stock #Alib45)
Indian and South East Asian Art, publ. Spink & Son Ltd., London 1978. Paperback, sales exhibition catalog (at Spink & Son, May/June 1978), 88 pages, 257 sculptures, coins and artifacts with description, many with b/w illustration, introductory chapter by Pierre Jeannerat.

Very good condition, a bit warped.

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All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Pre 1990 item #1345614 (stock #Alib44)
Stanislaw J. Czuma, Kushan Sculpture: Images from Early India, publ. Cleveland Museum of Art, 1985. Paperback, exhibition catalog (exh. in Cleveland Museum of Art, Asia Society New York and Seattle Art Museum 1985-1986), 256 pages, 130 sculptures and artifacts from the Kushan period, with descriptions and b/w and color illustrations, and extensive, in-depth historical introduction with several b/w illustrations...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Numismatics : Coins : North American : Canada : Contemporary item #1345605 (stock #9447)
A 2005 Canada 10 dollars Year of the Veteran pure silver coin in the case. This Royal Canadian Mint commemorative specimen (proof) finish with frosted highlights is one of 20,000 struck (this one is #00877). It includes the hard plastic swing-open red presentation case, the sponge-backed mounting platform, the original sealed coin capsule and the original certificate of authenticity. The coin is 99.99% silver and it weighs 25.18 grams...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Numismatics : Coins : North American : Canada : Contemporary item #1345604 (stock #9446)
A 2005 Canada 5 dollars End of World War II pure silver coin in the case. This Royal Canadian Mint commemorative specimen (proof) finish with frosted highlights is one of 25,000 struck (this one is #22944). It includes the hard plastic swing-open red presentation case, the sponge-backed mounting platform, the original sealed coin capsule and the original certificate of authenticity. The coin is 99.99% silver and it weighs 31.9 grams...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Fine Art : Pre 1990 item #1345509 (stock #Alib42)
James Cahill, The Compelling Image. Nature and Style in Seventeenth-Century Chinese Painting, Belknap Press of Harvard University Press 1982. Paperback, 250 pages, numerous b/w illustrations, few color. ISBN 0674152816.

Good condition, cover with 2 creases and warped (can be straightened)

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All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Pre 1990 item #1345485 (stock #Alib41)
Tseng Yu-ho Ecke, Poetry on the Wind. The Art of Chinese Folding Fans, from the Ming and Ch’ing Dynasties, Publ. Honolulu Academy of Arts, 1981. Paperback exhibition catalog for 1982 exhibition, 159 pages, 72 illustrated fans (14 in color) with full description of each, introductory chapter with numerous b/w illustrations.

Very good condition. Cover with traces of usage (discoloration of spine and back, few creases), firm binding.

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All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Pre 1970 item #1345307 (stock #Alib40)
B.W. Robinson, Drawings of the Masters. Persian Drawings from the 14th through the 19th century. Publ. Shorewood Publishers Inc, New York, 1965. 141 pages, 96 color and b/w plates with descriptions. Introduction into styles and schools by B.W. Robinson with 5 more b/w illustrations. Hard cover, no dust jacket, slip case.

Some pencil remarks and underlining in text, slip case a bit damaged.

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All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Pre 1990 item #1345235 (stock #Alib39)
Martin Lerner, The Flame and the Lotus. Indian and Southeast Asian Art from the Kronos Collections, publ. The Metropolitan Museum of Art & Harry N. Abrams, Inc., New York, 1984. ISBN 0-87099-374-7. 191 pages, 106 ill. (40 color), covering mostly sculpture and some works of art, ritual objects and artifacts. Hard cover, with dust jacket.

Good condition, traces of usage on dust jacket, corners dented.

Shipping withing USA $5 economy service

All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Pre 1970 item #1345234 (stock #Alib38)
Pratapaditya Pal, The Art of Tibet, publ. The Asia Society, with an essay by Eleanor Olson. Exhibition catalog to the exhibition with the same title, held in Asia House Gallery (New York City), National Collection of Fine Arts (Washington, DC) and The Seattle Museum (Seattle, WA) in 1969...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Pre 2000 item #1345199
A large coffee table book published by Rizzoli in association with the Museums at Stoney Brook in conjunction with the exhibition "Stanford White on Long Island" July 4-November 1, 1998.Photographs by Johnathan Wallen.Very slightly musty. 252pp.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Geological item #1345044
A simply exceptional, utterly collectable and utterly magnificent Emerald from Colombia weighing an absolutely astonishing 47.16ct. To find an emerald of this size AND QUALITY is virtually unheard of, and with emerald especially one must take note to differentiate quality and treatment methods in particular. Tghe colour of this wonderful example is a slightly lighter shade of apple green, absolutely gorgeous and simply striking to the eye...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Geological item #1345012
A delightful natural pearl 3.31ct, tested as natural by GIA under their QA scheme, perfect for a lovely pendant
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Geological item #1345008
A very pretty 4.44ct natural black pearl, baroque shape but perfect for a designer pendant, GIA tested under their QA scheme as natural
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Geological item #1345007
A simply beautiful orangey pink natural conch pearl 2.66ct, unique colour, pretty flame and shape, fully GIA certificated
A stunning emerald from Colombia weighing 7.04ct, very open grassy green colour, very good clarity for the genre, nice shape, F1 minor, AIGS certificated
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Geological item #1344998
A stunning and very clean unheated blue violet sapphire from Sri Lanka, gorgeous and unusual colour, nice shape, fully GIA certificated
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Fine Art : Pre 2000 item #1344511
A oversized coffee table book with dust jacket and plastic wrapper published in 1979 by Mayflower(New York). Text by Roni Neuer and Herbert Libertson. A personal stamp is on the front fly leaf. The book features 377 full page colored plates. Slight musty odor.No script. 390pp.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Pre 1990 item #1344353
A soft cover book published by Margaret Reeve in 1986. Some history is given along with sketches and B&W photos of various architectural elements. 78pp.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : Contemporary item #1344351
A small hard cover with dust jacket in mint condition published by Assouline in 2002. Perfect gift for the dog lover with colored + B&W photos ...even period dog beds! 79pp.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Fossils : Geological item #1343818
A heavy crinoidal bangle with its original box and reference card. In perfect condition, the inner diameter measures 2-1/4" width 3/8".
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Photographs : Pre 1900 item #1343815 (stock #SK 986)
Galerie Hafner
$520.00
shipping included
Ten vintage albumen photographs, six prints showing Granada (Andalusia) with the Alhambra, two with street scenes in Elche (Alicante), one with the cathedral of Burgos (Castile) and one showing a river scene in Orihuela (Murcia). Made by the French photographer Jean Laurent (1816-1886) in the 1870/80's, mounted on coeval cardboard. Condition: little faded, one photo with a small loss to the corner, cardboard with few stockflecks. Dimension: photo: 33.7 cm x 24.7 cm, cardboard: 48 cm x 38.7 cm...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : Contemporary item #1341541
A soft cover book written by Nancy Beliner and published in 2010 by the Yale University Press in association with the Peabody Essex Museum. "For centuries, China's Forbidden City has captured the world's imagination...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : Pre 2000 item #1341340
A soft cover book published in 1997 by Raimage, Tanger, Morocco. Colored photos of the region of Agadir, on the coast near the Atlas Mountains.Text by Mohamed Temsamani. 95pp
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Numismatics : Pre AD 1000 item #1340202
THESSALY. Thessalian League. Ca. 2nd-1st centuries BC. Silver Drachm (6.15 gm; 20 mm). Lovely style, well struck from a high relief dies on excellent metal. Choice superb, extremely fine.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Numismatics : Pre AD 1000 item #1340201
THRACE, Island of Thasos, 2nd-1st centuries BC. Silver Tetradrachm (16.90 gm; 31 mm). Nicely stuck on a nice broad flan. Choice extremely fine and lightly toned.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Numismatics : Pre 1837 VR item #1340198
PONTOS, Amisos. 3rd-2nd centuries BC. AR Siglos (4.15 gm; 16 mm). Head of Hera right, wearing turreted crown / Owl standing facing, wings spread. Cf. RG 11; Cf. SNG BM Black Sea 1118-9. Lovely strike . Elegant style. Struck in high relief. Well-centered. Choice Good Extremely Fine. Lightly toned. 
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Numismatics : Coins : Ancient : Pre AD 1000 item #1340051 (stock #ECC.silkroad)
Venus Galleries
$475.00
The Silk Road is not a single road, but rather a network of routes extending from the Far East to Europe, including such storied cities as Alexandria, Tyre, Samarkand, Herat, and Xanadu. One cannot overstate the impact of the Silk Road on the cultural exchange between East and West. Trade along these routes—essentially a highway between two of the world’s largest empires (China and Rome) running through a third (Persia)—contributed to the cultural development of China, India, Persia, Arabi...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Numismatics : Coins : Pre AD 1000 item #1339695
Offered is a THRACIAN OR SCYTHIAN Coson, after 54 BC, AV Stater (8.43 g), obv procession, rv eagle, wreath, scepter, NGC graded MS (mint state) which is the highest grade for a choice UNC. Full Luster.  
 Dimension 20 mm. Certification number: 4374426-31
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : Contemporary item #1339046
A stated first American Edition/first printing hard cover with jacket published in 2002 by Ecco, New York. Number line 10-1. B&W photos.There is one small black mark on the bottom edge of a page otherwise like new.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Pre 1990 item #1338739
A large coffee table book with dust jacket published in 1988. Like new. 504pp.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Numismatics : Pre 1950 item #1337690
ISLANDS off CARIA. Rhodos, Rhodes. Circa 250-190 BC. AR Drachm (2.36 gm; 15 mm). Radiate head of Helios facing slightly right / STASION, magistrate, P-O flanking stem, rose with bud to right. Ashton 297. Well struck on a nice full flan. Good Style. Choice EF. 
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Numismatics : Pre 1950 item #1337683
PONTOS, Amisos. Late 5th-4th century BC. AR Siglos (5.71 gm; 19mm). Aphro-, magistrate. Draped bust of Hera left, wearing ornamented stephane / Owl standing facing with spread wings; AΦ-PO across field. SNG BM Black Sea 1059-61; SNG Copenhagen 122. Nicely struck on a compact flan. Reverse a bit off-center. Small die break on obverse at 8. Well struck on excellent metal. Choice Superb EF. Lightly toned.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Contemporary item #1336993 (stock #C/JB)
STUDIO ANTIQUES & FINE ART, INC.
$65.00
plus shipping
THE Book on Alexandria Stoneware and Pottery - limited supply available
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Numismatics : Pre AD 1000 item #1336721
SASANIAN EMPIRE. Hormozd II.  303-309 AD.  AR Drachm (3.879 gm; 26 mm). Bust right, wearing eagle crown with korymbos / Fire altar with ribbon and bust left in flames; flanked by two attendants, the left wearing winged crown with korymbos, the other wearing mural crown. Beautiful iridescent toning. Rare variety with two large dots on reverse on lower part of fire alter. SNS type Ia/3a; Göbl type I/1a var.; Paruck -; Saeedi -; Sunrise 815. Lovely style. Well struck on a nice full broad flan. C...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Numismatics : Pre 1492 item #1336720
SASANIAN KINGS. Ardashir I. AD. 223/4-240. Silver Drachm (4.24 gm; 24 mm). Mint C (“Ctesiphon”), phase 3, ca. AD 233/4-238/9. Bust of Ardashir I right, wearing diadem (type G) and close-fitting headdress with korymbos and no earflaps / Fire altar (flames 3) with diadems (type G), pellet to left of altar shaft. SNS type IIIa(4a)/3a(2b), pl. 10, 153; Göbl type III/2/2; cf Paruck 42; Saeedi 49; Sunrise 714(this coin). Boldly struck, lightly toned. Choice Superb EF. Ardashir I or Ardesh...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Numismatics : Pre 1492 item #1336718
KINGS of MACEDON. Alexander III. 336-323 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.72 gm; 25 mm). Amphipolis mint. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin headdress / BASILEWS ALEXANDROU, Zeus seated left, holding eagle and sceptre; Macedonian helmet before. Price 117; Muller 224. Sharply struck on an excellent metal. Nice style, well centered. Choice Superb XF.  Alexander III of Macedon, commonly known as Alexander the Great, was a King of the Ancient Greek kingdom of Macedon and a member of the Argead D...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Numismatics : Pre 1492 item #1336717
INDIA. VIDARBHA. Jagadeva. 12th Cent. AD. AV Pagoda (3.68 gm; 19 mm). Ruler's name in Nagari, pelleted sopearhead, and 2 sri-type designs. Sharply struck on a nice full flan. Choice UNC and lustrous. CO-007
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Numismatics : Pre 1920 item #1336714
Offered is an uncirculated, UNC, choice of the British Sovereign King George V, (1911-1936) silver coin dated 1913. Obverse depicts in fine detail Saint George slaying a dragon. This stunning UNC British Sovereign George gold coin measures 22 mm and weighs 7.99 grams. CO-004
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Numismatics : Pre 1980 item #1336713
Offered is the Mohammad Reza Shah 2.5 Pahlavi gold coin, choice uncirculated, NGC slabbed MS 64, dated 1354 Shahanshahi, shamsi (solar calendar of Iran) or 1975. This one-of-a-kind 2.5 Pahlavi gold coin measures 29mm and weighs about 20.6 grams.
David Anthony
$395.00
The Presidential Proof Set contains 4 coins issued in 2010 at the San Francisco mint honoring presidents Millard Fillmore, Franklin Pierce, James Buchanan, and Abraham Lincoln. The coins are ANACS graded PR 70 DCAM with First Day of Issue designation.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Photographs : Places : Pre 1900 item #1335466 (stock #TBD00222)
Albumen photograph mounted on grey stock of a shallow pool in the foreground the ruins of some walls and columns in the middle and Vesuvius in the distance. A very well printed image with deep contrasts in tones. The image is from around 1875. 7 9/16 tall by 10 3/16 inches (19.5 x 26 cm). Card 13 by 16 inches (33 x 40.5 cm).

Condition; Generally excellent with a few surface scratches. The plate had a few losses that were colored in before printing.

A very good quality image, found with...

All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Photographs : Places : Pre 1900 item #1335463 (stock #TBD00220)
Albumen of three large columns and a couple of men in front of a large forum (?) with Mount Vesuvius in the distance mounted on grey stock. Excellent tones and sharp image. 7 38 inches tall and 9 ¼ inches wide (18.5 x 23.5 cm). Sheet 18 by 22 inches (46 x 56 cm).

Condition; excellent with minor surface scuffing to the image. Card with some spots, rough edges and rounded corners, but overall clean.

A very good quality image, found with a group of other Italian architectural images mou...

All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Pre 2000 item #1334899
A large coffee table book published in 1996 by Harry N. Abrams. This hard cover with jacket is in excellent condition however there is an inscription on the front free paper.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Pre 2000 item #1333987
A hard cover with dustjacket in mint condition featuring 519 illustrations with 65 in color. This is a reprint published in 1992 by Thames and Hudson, New York.Foreword by the Seventh Earl of Carnarvon. 224pp.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : Pre 2000 item #1333986
Taylor Publishing 1992.The cover shows light wear, the price is clipped and there is an inscription on the front free paper. The book itself is in mint condition.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Numismatics : Medals : Pre 1800 item #1333964 (stock #7288)
A 1733 Augustus II Poland death commemoration medal with a 1782 girl's birth inscription pendant. The medal itself measures 1-11/16" across and it is made of silver. It was one of a few different designs minted in Poland honoring Augustus II (12 May 1670 – 1 February 1733) who was the King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania. There are very few of this design (we've found only two examples) and it features a portrait of Augustus on one side and an allegorical scene on the other. This med...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : Pre 1910 item #1333935
Ca 1900 A small pamphlet published by Garnier, Ostard & Cie, Paris. No date is noted. The plain paper cover may be the free paper and the booklet is bound with a thin silk string. Noted is "Limited Edition" on title page,along with an impressed photo of Wordsworth. Unmarked with just a smudge on the cover. There are six poems: Yarrow Unvisited,To the Skylark, To the Daisy, To a Highland Girl, Lucy Gray and England.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : Contemporary item #1333082
A stated first edition published by Scribner in July 2011.. This hard cover with dust jacket is in mint condition.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Contemporary item #1332150
Venus Galleries
$230.00
These two volumes offer a comprehensive corpus of ceramic forms and their typological development organized according to period, geographical region, and cultural tradition. The focus of each chapter is on the most characteristic pottery types and decorative motifs selected from a wide range of sites.

Unique in scope, this publication presents a wide range of ceramic types accompanied by specially prepared pottery plates and color photos illustrating thousands of forms. A classic referenc...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Contemporary item #1332148
Comprehensive catalogue Pharaoh in Canaan: The Untold Story accompanies a major exhibition at the Israel Museum on the subject of Egyptian-Canaanite relations from the end of the fourth millennium BCE until the collapse of the Egyptian Empire in Canaan ca. 1130 BCE. The topics discussed in the catalogue range from the history of the political relations between Egypt and Canaan through the fascinating and at times surprising impact of their cultures on one another. The catalogue is divided into f...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Contemporary item #1332147
This amazing work is the accompanying monumental publication to the exhibition opening for the first time to the public January 2013 at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, "Herod the Great: The King's Final Journey." It is the first exhibition entirely dedicated to Herod the Great, Israel’s greatest builder, as well as one of the most controversial figures in Jewish history. It seeks to illuminate Herod's story (74 BCE-4BCE), his reign and his role in the history of the region through a display of...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Numismatics : Coins : Ancient : Roman : Prehistorical item #1332001 (stock #festus1nj)
Venus Galleries
$210.00
c. 58/9 CE

Obverse: NER WNO C in wreath tied at the bottom with a X.

Reverse: Palm branch surrounded by KAICAPOC and date LE.

In fine condition.

Weight: 2.44g; Diameter: 16.5 mm

Olive wood box, worldwide shipping and Certificate of Authenticity included.

Ships from the United States.

Bibliography:

Hendin, 653

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Porcius Festus succeeded Antonius Felix as procurator of Judea under the Roman Emperor Nero.