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Otho Tetradrachm
AYTOKPATWP M OΘWN KAICAP CEBACTOC
Laureate head right
ETOYC A
Eagle, wings raised, standing left on two laurel branches, wreath in beak, palm branch in left field, crescent between eagle's legs

Seleucis and Pieria, Antioch ad Orontem

69 AD

14.44g

Prieur-101, RPC-4199, McAlee-316.
Rare
ex-ANE

Amazing jet black toning

From Numiswiki:
"Having to contest the crown with his competitor Vitellius, whom he three times defeated, Otho was vanquished in his turn at the battle of Bedriacum and rather than be the coccasion of further bloodshed in civil war, he preferred making the sacrifice of his life, and with a frimness wholly unlooked for from so effeminately luxurious a character,deliberately slew himself with his own hand. He died on the 16th of April 69 AD, in the 37th year of his age, having reigned only ninety-five days."
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Enodia  [Mar 18, 2010 at 05:24 AM]
nice!
Randygeki(h2)  [Mar 18, 2010 at 06:14 AM]
very cool!
David Atherton  [Mar 18, 2010 at 07:28 AM]
A really great coin. Good toning too. Congrats!
mihali84  [Mar 18, 2010 at 07:54 AM]
nice coin, great Eagle!
romeo  [Mar 18, 2010 at 08:19 AM]
wow, great coin
casata137ec  [Mar 18, 2010 at 12:23 PM]
Very nice
Dino  [May 19, 2011 at 10:09 PM]
Nice coin!!!
Joe Sermarini  [May 21, 2011 at 12:40 PM]
I used to get this type frequently but haven't had one in years now. I miss them.