Reproduction Drachm of Nero and Polemo II

  • Product Code: RCDNP
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  • £4.00

Obverse: Laureate head of Nero, right. Text around ETOYC K.

Reverse: Diademed head of Polemo II, right. Text around: BACILEwC POLEMwNOC.

History: Caligula made Polemo II the king of Pontus and the Bosporan kingdom, but Nero, in 64-65 AD, forced him to retire to a small Cilician realm. Pontus was annexed to Galatia, where it gave Rome not only a strategic watch over Armenia but vast mineral wealth as well.

Date: Minted in Pontus. Dated RY20 (57-58 AD)

Diameter: 1.8cm

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