http://judaism-and-rome.cnrs.fr/node/2539 where you can read the inscription in full.)
Nero was feeling pleased with himself because of his recent victory over the Jewish priests.
Then there was the year of the four emperors. Towards the end of that year, Vespasian saw his chance. He commanded his son Titus to invade the temple, kill the prophets who controlled it, and take prisoner those that were left alive. Then he stole anything of value, and set fire to the temple, claiming that it was the Jews fault. The 800 or so prisoners (prophets) would be transported to Rome for Vespasian's misclaimed triumph. Vespasian used the wealth from the temple to fund his rise to power and later his building program.
Nero and his mother Agrippina had become followers of the Spirit like the Jewish prophets. Seneca and Epaphroditus were probably of the same view, as were many other Romans.
Nero had left the temple intact for the prophets to continue their worship in the sanctuary. This was why the so-called ‘coins of revolt’ issued during the four/five years of peace gave no indication of a destroyed temple. More importantly they showed no antagonism to Rome. What they did show were comments such as: “the freedom of Zion”; "the redemption of Zion"; "Shekel of Israel". These comments indicated that the prophets and their followers had been set free. (The Bar Kokhba coins had comments such as "for the freedom of Zion", indicating that the prophets were no longer free.) Nero had granted freedom to the prophets and their followers (the majority of the Jewish people) in the same way as he did for the Greeks. That meant not only freedom from direct Roman rule but also freedom from Roman taxation. Also the coins depicted emblems that were in the sanctuary. There was nothing about the altar for burned offerings. The priests had been out of business, exiled from the temple, ever since the time of Judas Maccabeus who purged the temple and kicked the priests out. NONE of the Jewish coins, going back to the second century BC, show any activity, such as the altar for burned offerings, of the priests. They had been causing trouble for kings and prophets many years. To counter this, the Church Fathers interfered with the text of Antiquities a long way back.
Thus we have Nero granting freedom first to the province of Judea and then to the province of Greece. This brought him into conflict with the members of the Roman senate. Nero must have intended democracy for each country of the empire. He was obviously tolerant of all religions. This liberal minded man preferred peaceful competitions. He knew what had happened to the Greek empire under the Seleucids.