A German late 16th / early 17th century  patinated and gilt bronze roundel portrait of the Emperor Nero
Lot 23
A German late 16th / early 17th century patinated and gilt bronze roundel portrait of the Emperor Nero
£1,200 - 1,800
US$ 2,000 - 3,000
Lot Details
A German late 16th / early 17th century
patinated and gilt bronze roundel portrait of the Emperor Nero
with moustache and laurel wreath, three quarter face to right, dark green patina and inscribed NE RO, set in faux porphyry frame, 20cm diameter, (7.5" diameter)

Footnotes

  • The forehead, fierce eyes and walrus moustache resemble those of King Gustavus Adolophus of Sweden, who may have been likened to the 'bad' Roman emperor by his catholic enemies in the Holy Roman Empire.
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