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brm_819735 - OTTO Denier

OTTO Denier AU
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Item sold on our e-shop (2023)
Price : 2 200.00 €
Type : Denier
Date: janvier - février
Date: 69
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 900 ‰
Diameter : 18,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,24 g.
Rarity : R2
Officine: 3e
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée des deux côtés. Très beau portrait d’Othon. Joli revers. Patine grise


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


Reverse legend : SECVR-I-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



Born in 32, Othon is the friend of Néron and the husband of Poppée. Governor of Lusitania, he supports Galba. On January 10, 69, the latter adopted Lucius Calpurnius Piso instead of choosing Othon who was hoping for this adoption to reach the Empire. On January 15, Galba and Pison are massacred, Otho is proclaimed emperor. Vitellius was also proclaimed by the armies of Germania in January. The final bout takes place in Brédiac, Italy on April 17. Otto, defeated, commits suicide.

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