Vitellius

7,250.00

1 in stock

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Description

Rome, 69 AD. AR denarius, 3.06 gr., 17 mm.

Obv: [A VIT]ELLIVS GERMAN IMP TR P;  laureate head of Vitellius to the right.

Rev: LIBERI IMP GERMAN; confronted busts of Vitellius’ son, Vitellius Germanicus, and daughter, Vitellia.

Ref: RIC 79; BMC p.370, note 12. Ex Berk BBS 121 (2001), lot 320.

Very rare. Good very fine.

Neither the British Museum nor the Bibliotheque Nationale possesses an example of this rare issue.

Note the double binding of the laurelwreath on the obverse!