Otho / PAX Roman Imperial AR Denarius, 69 AD

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Description

Obverse: IMP M OTHO CAESAR AVG TR P, bare head right
Reverse:  PAX ORB-IS TERRARVM, Pax standing left, holding branch and caduceus

Otho came to power after the murder of Galba in the Year of Four Emperors, 68 – 69 A.D. Otho supported Galba’s revolt against Nero , in the expectation he would be named heir, but the old soldier instead named Calpurnius Piso . Otho , angered by this, conspired against them and put them both to death after being declared emperor. After a minor defeat by the forces of Vitellius , Otho committed suicide. This was perhaps the only noble act of his life – he preferred to die rather than see more blood shed in civil war.

Diameter: 19 mm
Material: Silver plated lead free pewter

Made in the USA
Packaged in a coin collecting flip with the description of coin printed on flip insert.

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