The Roman Society

Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies

New Research on Nero

Saturday 15 May 2021, 1.30-5.30pm
With the Association for Roman Archaeology

Description: To complement the forthcoming Nero Exhibition at the British Museum, the Roman Society and Association for Roman Archaeology are holding this British Museum hosted Zoom Symposium on aspects of Nero’s reign.

The symposium will explore the coinage of Nero, the discovery of a totally new Neronian lead ingot in Wales, research on gems found at Pompeii, and Claudia Octavia, Nero’s step-sister and wife.

Programme overview:

1.30  Introduction
1.45  Andrew Burnett (former Deputy Director, British Museum): 'Augustus and Nero: two emperors who tried to reform the coinage'
2.30  Susie White (Finds Liaison Officer for North Wales, Portable Antiquities Scheme): 'The Rossett Lead Pig and the Governor Trebellius Maximus'
3.15  Questions
3.30  Break
3.40  Ross Thomas (British Museum): 'Gems, 'fakes' and Nero'
4.25  Carey Fleiner (University of Winchester): 'Claudia Octavia, Step-sister and Wife to Emperor Nero: Images and Imagination'
5.10  Questions
5.25  Summing Up

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