NERO AS CAESAR, A.D. 50-54. AV Aureus (7.44 gms), Lugdunum Mint, struck under Claudius, A.D. 51. NGC Ch F, Strike: 5/5 Surface: 3/5. Light Graffito. RIC-76 (Claudius); Calico-441. Obverse: Bareheaded and draped bust left; Reverse: Emblems of the pontificate: simpulum and lituus, above tripod and patera, respectively. Some light marks are noted in the obverse and reverse fields, but this specimen otherwise presents a charming, lightly handled portrait of the man who would eventually serve as emperor and whose reign would come to terrorize Rome.