Reproduction Denarius of Nero - Jupiter
Obverse: Laureate head of Nero right. Text around NERO CAESAR AVGVSTVS.
Reverse: Jupiter seated left on throne, holding thunderbolt in right hand across arm and long sceptre in left hand. Text around IVPPITER CVSTOS (Jupiter the Preserver).
History: In 65 AD, Gaius Calpurnius Piso organised a conspiracy against Nero. The plot reflected the growing discontent with Nero's leadership. The conspiracy failed and its members were executed, however this significant event led towards Nero’s eventual suicide.
The Jupiter coins were struck on the occasion of the Nero's escape from the conspiracy of Piso. Nero acknowledges the interposing guardianship of Jupiter the Protector and the Liberator.
Date: Rome mint, AD 65-66