NERO AND AGRIPPINA
Agrippina's influence is visible on coins minted in December 54 CE, which show her head facing Nero’s. On this relief from the Sebasteion at Aphrodisias Agrippina crowns Nero with a laurel wreath, in a scene referring to his accession as Emperor in 54 CE.
Coin: Museo Nazionale Romano: Palazzo Massimo alle Terme, Rome
Relief: Sebasteion-Sevgi Gönül Gallery, Aphrodisias.
Photos © S.P. Kershaw
Sunday, April 22, 2012