Classical Numismatics Discussion Members' Gallery
  Welcome Guest. Please login or register.

Members' Gallery Home | Member Collections | Last Added | Last Comments | Most Viewed | Top Rated | My Favorities | Search Galleries
Home > Members' Coin Collection Galleries > Lucas H > Twelve Caesars in Silver

09 01 Vitellius RIC I 81
Vitellius 69 A.D. AR Denarius. Rome Mint. Late April-Dec 20, 69 A.D. (2.91g, 18.8mm, 5h). Obv: A VITELLIVS GERMAN IMP TR P, laureate head right. Rev: LIBERTAS RESTITVTA, Libertas, draped, standing facing, head right, r. holding pileus, l. scepter. RIC I 81, RSC 48. Ex CNG 258, Lot 367.

In the year of 4 emperors, Vitellius assumed the throne after his German legions proclaimed him emperor, marched on Rome, and murdered Otho. Vitellius only ruled for mere months before Vespasianís eastern legions arrived and murdered him in turn. He was known for his gluttony. I have a Vitellius denarius, but couldn't help picking up this nice example from a reputable dealer for a reasonable price.
File information
Filename:Vitellius_RIC_I_81.jpg
Album name:Lucas H / Twelve Caesars in Silver
File Size:48 KB
Date added:Jul 07, 2011
Dimensions:483 x 219 pixels
Displayed:67 times
URL:http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-69261
Favorites:Add to Favorites
David Atherton  [Jul 07, 2011 at 07:30 PM]
Nice!
Randygeki(h2)  [Jul 07, 2011 at 07:34 PM]
cool!