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Type : Denier
Date: février - mars
Date: 69
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 900 ‰
Diameter : 17,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,23 g.
Rarity : R2
Officine: 3e
Coments on the condition:
Flan court, centré. Usure importante mais régulière. Portrait agréable. Patine grise
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la collection Jean-Christophe Payen


Obverse legend : IMP OTHO CAESAR. AVG TR P.
Obverse description : Tête nue d'Othon à droite (O°).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Otho Cæsar Augustus Tribunicia Potestate”, (L’empereur Othon césar Auguste, revêtu de la puissance tribunitienne).


Reverse legend : SECVRI-TAS P R.
Reverse description : Securitas (la Sécurité) debout à gauche, tenant une couronne de la main droite et un sceptre long de la gauche.
Reverse translation : “Securitas Populus Romanus”, (La Sécurité du Peuple romain).

Historical background


(15/01-17/04-69) Marcus Salvius Otho

Otto, born in 32, was a friend of Nero and Poppea's husband. Governor of Lusitania, he argues Galba. 2 January 69 it adopts Lucius Calpurnius Piso instead of choosing Otto hoped that this adoption to achieve Empire. January 15, Galba and Piso are murdered, Otho was proclaimed emperor. Vitellius was also proclaimed by the armies of Germany in January. The final battle takes place at Brédiac, Italy, April 17. Otto defeated, commits suicide.

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