, depicted on the of this coin, was father of the emperor , a Roman senator, three times consul, and governor of from 35 to 39 A.D. In 36 A.D. fired , the infamous prefect of . A Samaritan, claiming to be Moses reincarnate, gathered an armed following. Pilate dispersed the crowd by killing some and taking many prisoners. After he executed the ringleaders, the Samaritans appealed to , complaining that Pilate's response was excessive. , agreed, sent Pilate back to Italy and appointed Marcellus. In support of and , invented arguments why the old rule that an uncle and his niece should not marry did not apply to the emperor. The new empress returned the favor. When was accused of high treason by the senator Junius , she made sure that exiled the accuser. died unexpectedly from a paralytic stroke and received a statue on the speaker's platform on the Roman , with the "Of unwavering loyalty to the emperor." His unwavering loyalty was later criticized by :
"The man, I am aware, had a bad name at Rome, and many a foul story was told of him. But in the government of provinces he acted with the virtue of ancient times. He returned and then, through fear of and intimacy with , degenerated into a servility so base that he is regarded by an after-generation as the of the most degrading adulation. The beginning of his career was forgotten in its end, and an old age of infamy effaced the virtues of youth." [ , Annals, 6.32; tr. A.J. Church and W.J. Brodribb]
SH72990. Silver , 77 (R), 3a, 26 var., 58 var., 14 var., 2237 var. (all var., ...IMP , Jul - Dec), gF, nice , nice metal and surfaces, 3.076 g, maximum 19.3 mm, 180o, Rome mint, c. late Apr - Jul 69 A.D.; A GERMAN , laureate of right; L , laureate and draped of (the emperor's father) right, eagle-tipped to right; from the Jyrki Muona Collection, ex Ritter (2010); missing from the British Museum, Bibliothèque nationale de France, and the Coin Cabinet at Glasgow!; very ; $1800.00 (€1584.00)
This with this arrangement is apparently unpublished. The normal arrangement is A VITELLLIVS IMP upward on left and downward on right. Another variation has this break but the ends with GERMAN. The arrangement on this coin does not leave enough room for either the final S or the globe at the point of the and they appear to be merged. This variation is likely an engraving error for one or the other normal types.
RS72989. Silver , 6 (R) var. (obv. break), 26a, 85 var. (same), 8 var (GERMAN), 53 var. (same), 2190 var (same), VF, , porous, a few marks, insignificant cracks, 3.325 g, maximum 17.7 mm, 180o, mint, c. Jan - Jul 69 A.D.; A - IMP , laureate left, small globe at point of ; CONSENSVS EXERCITVVM, advancing left, nude but for crested helmet and cloak tied in belt at waist and flying behind, spear in right, with in left; from the Jyrki Muona Collection, an unpublished variant of a , this is the only example known to ; $1200.00 (€1056.00)
In July 69, learned that the armies of the eastern provinces had proclaimed their commander, , as emperor. , aware that he would be defeated, negotiated terms of resignation, but the praetorians refused to allow him to carry out the agreement, and forced him to return to the palace. When Vespasian's troops entered Rome he was dragged out of a lodge where he was hiding, taken to the fatal Gemonian stairs, and executed. His body was thrown into the according to Suetonius; Cassius Dio's account is that was beheaded and his paraded around Rome, and his wife attended to his burial. "Yet I was once your emperor," were his last words. His brother and son were also killed.
SH72950. Silver , 107 (S), 72, 34, 71, 17, 2200, gVF/VF, bold portrait, nice , a few minor marks, 3.055 g, maximum 18.4 mm, 180o, Rome mint, Jul - 20 Dec 69 A.D.; A , laureate right; , seated right on throne with back, veiled, draped, in right hand, long in left hand vertical on left (far) side; from the Jyrki Muona Collection, ex Baldwin & Sons (2009); ; $800.00 (€704.00)
RS72966. Silver , Unpublished; cf. 64 ( ), F, centered on , porous, extensive but mostly light corrosion, 2.969 g, maximum 18.9 mm, 180o, Gaul, mint, Mar - July 69 A.D.; A GER TR P, laureate right, globe at point of ; CONSENSVS EXERCITVVM, advancing left, nude but for crested helmet and cloak tied in belt flying behind, spear in right, with in left; from the Jyrki Muona Collection; extremely , this is the only example known to and to experts consulted, unique(?), these legends and types known only as an (RIC 64); $500.00 (€440.00)
This coin is M13 in The Metallurgy of Roman Silver Coinage: From the Reform of to the Reform of by Kevin and Matthew Pointing. Testing established this coin was minted to the first Neronian , at 78.6% silver. There is a very tiny hole drilled in the edge where the sample was taken.
SH72993. Silver , M13 (this coin), 105 (R), 47, 31, 67, 11, 2198 var. (no AVG, May - Jul), F, , tiny sample hole on the edge, 3.093 g, maximum 18.4 mm, 135o, Rome mint, Jul - 20 Dec 69 A.D.; A , laureate right; (Liberty ), standing facing, right, in extended right hand, long rod vertical in left hand; from the Jyrki Muona Collection; ; $500.00 (€440.00)
"This refers to Vitellius' membership in the priestly college of the Sacris Faciundis, 'fifteen men for the conduct of sacred matters.' This body had care of the Sibylline prophecies and were famous for the opulence of their banquets, a feature of the priesthood which particularly appealed to the gluttonous emperor." -- , Roman Coins and Their Values
SH76404. Silver ON RESERVE
, 109, 111, 39, 77, 18, 2201, VF, , light marks but overall nice surfaces, 3.076 g, maximum 19.2 mm, 180o, Rome mint, Jul - 20 Dec 69 A.D.; A , laureate right; XV VIR SACR FAC, tripod-lebes laying right on top, raven standing right below; from the Jeff Michniak Collection; ; $500.00 (€440.00)
was originally a household spirit. Later she was personified as the goddess of the hearth and given the stature of her Greek equivalent, Hestia. In the temple of her flame was kept alive by Virgins.
RS72995. Silver , 60 (R), 90, 122, -, -, -, aVF, , off center, 3.196 g, maximum 19.0 mm, 180o, ( , France) mint, c. Mar - Jul 69 A.D.; A IMP GERMAN, laureate right; (VM , supporting the citizens), seated left on throne, draped and veiled, in right, torch in left; from the Jyrki Muona Collection; ex Künker auction 143 (6 Oct 2008), lot 509; very ; $350.00 (€308.00)
Suetonius wrote of Vitellius' physical description, "He was in fact abnormally tall, with a usually flushed from hard drinking, a huge belly, and one thigh crippled from being struck once time by a four-horse chariot, when he was in attendance on Gaius as he was driving..."SH75001. Silver , 107, 72, 34, 71, 2200, F, dark cabinet , 2.557 g, maximum 18.1 mm, Rome mint, Apr - 20 Dec 69 A.D.; A , laureate right; , seated right on throne, veiled and draped, in right, in left; ; $350.00 (€308.00)
Suetonius wrote of Vitellius' physical description, "He was in fact abnormally tall, with a usually flushed from hard drinking, a huge belly, and one thigh crippled from being struck once time by a four-horse chariot, when he was in attendance on Gaius as he was driving..."
SH72961. Silver , 37 (R), 100, 92, BnF 14, 52 var. ( left), 9191 var. ( clockwise), gF/aF, excellent portrait, , light scratches, green encrustations on , 3.343 g, maximum 18.7 mm, 180o, mint, May - Jul 69 A.D.; A IMP GERMAN (counterclockwise from lower right), laureate right, globe behind and small frond before the point of the ; , alighting left, wings open and raised high, inscribed S P / Q R in two lines in her right hand; from the Jyrki Muona Collection (privately purchased in Germany 2005), only two on Coin Archives, this is the first example of this handled by ; very ; $250.00 (€220.00)
Jupiter or , Zeus to the Greeks, was the of the gods and the god of sky and thunder, and of laws and social order. As the deity of ancient Rome, he was the chief god of the Capitoline Triad, with his sister and wife . The father of , he is therefore the grandfather of and , the legendary founders of Rome.
SH72958. Silver , 68 (S), 45, 35, - (noted, p. 368), -, -, F, excellent portrait, , centered on a , light scratches, tiny sample hole on the edge, 3.093 g, maximum 17.8 mm, 180o, Rome mint, 20 Apr - Dec 69 A.D.; A IMP, right; IVPPITER , Jupiter seated left, in right, long vertical in left; from the Jyrki Muona Collection, ex Heidrun Hohn, ex Frank Robinson (2005), ex Coins; ; $200.00 (€176.00)
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