Arch of Nero

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Nero. AD 54-68. Æ Sestertius (36mm, 26.67 g, 6h). Lugdunum (Lyon) mint. Struck circa AD 65

Arch of Nero (Latin: Arcus Neronis) is a now lost triumphal arch dedicated to the Roman emperor Nero that was located in Rome, Italy.[1]

The arch was erected in the years between A.D. 58 and 62 and was designed to commemorate victories won by Gnaeus Domitius Corbulo in Parthia (Tacitus Annales 13.41;[2] 15.18). Located on the slope of the Capitoline Hill in a locality referred to as inter duos lucos, the arch is known from coin representations, in which it appears as an arch with a single bay surmounted by a quadriga.[3]

The arch likely was destroyed soon after Nero's death in A.D. 68.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fred S. Kleiner (1985). The arch of Nero in Rome: a study of the Roman honorary arch before and under Nero. G. Bretschneider. ISBN 978-88-7689-094-9.
  2. ^ http://latin.packhum.org/loc/1351/5/0#529
  3. ^ BM Nero 183-190; 329-334
  4. ^ Samuel Ball Platner; Thomas Ashby (2002). A topographical dictionary of ancient Rome. Oxbow. ISBN 978-0-19-925649-5.

Coordinates: 41°53′36″N 12°28′59″E / 41.8934°N 12.4830°E / 41.8934; 12.4830