Vitellius 69 A.D. AE Roman Imperial Sestertius

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Emperor Vitellius 69 A.D. AE Roman Imperial Sestertius Coin

Aulus Vitellius was born in 14 A.D. He was the third emperor of the Year of the Four Emperors (Galba, Otho, Vitellius, and Vespasian). After the suicide of Emperor Nero in A.D. 68 there followed a brief period of civil war. This was the first Roman civil war since Marc Anthony’s death in 30 B.C. Between June of A.D. 68 and December of A.D. 69 there was a successive rise and fall of Galba, Otho and Vitellius until final accession of Vespasian, the first ruler of the Flavian Dynasty.

This museum quality coin reproduction of Ancient Roman Coinage is an exact copy of the coin held in the British Museum (BMC 377).

Obverse: Laurel Head of Vitellius, A . VITELLIVS GERMANICVS IMP . AVG . P . M . TR . P .

Reverse: Pax standing, PAX AVGVSTI S.C.

Diameter: 34 mm

Copper plated, lead free pewter, hand finished patina, made by us in the USA.
Packaged in a coin collecting flip with the description of coin printed on flip insert.

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