A decursio was a military exercise, by which Roman soldiers were taught to make long marches in a given time, under arms and without quitting their ranks. They sometimes consisted of a mock fight between two divisions. Augustus and subsequently Hadrian ordered that the infantry and cavalry were to march out three times a month ten miles from the camp and ten miles back, fully armed and equipped. Decursio on this coin probably refers Nero’s participation in mock military maneuvers in the circus.
Head of Nero, laureate, right; small globe at point of neck
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Nero, bare-headed, cuirassed, cloak flying behind, prancing right on horseback, holding spear; in front and behind, mounted soldier riding left holding vexillum over shoulder
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