Reproduction Sestertius of Nero - Horseman

Sestertius of Nero - Horseman
Product Code: RCSESN
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Obverse: Laureate head of Nero left. Text around NERO CLAVD CAESAR AVG GER P M TR P IMP P P.

Reverse: Nero on horse prancing right, accompanied by second horseman. Text in exergue DECVRSIO, S C.

History: This coin refers to Nero’s institution of cavalry manoeuvres for the praetorian soldiers. The decursio was a military training exercise, which acquired ceremonial pageantry. The decursio Troiae was a specifically equestrian event and may have been connected to the earlier republican transvectio equitum, a ceremony Augustus reinstituted. A similar decursio appears on the base of the Column of Antoninus Pius.

Date: Lugdunum mint, circa 62 - 68 AD

Diameter: 3.6cm

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