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Live auction - brm_362192 - OTTO Denier

OTTO Denier XF/VF
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Estimate : 750 €
Price : 450 €
Maximum bid : 460 €
End of the sale : 29 September 2015 14:53:14
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Denier
Date: janvier - février
Date: 69
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 900 ‰
Diameter : 18 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 2,96 g.
Rarity : R2
Officine: 3e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale, bien centré des deux côtés mais court sur la légende au droit. Joli portrait d’Othon. Revers de style fin à l’usure importante. Patine grise de collection ancienne
Catalogue references :

Obverse


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


Reverse legend : SECV-RI-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).

Commentary


Les exemplaires de la première émission semblent plus rares. Portrait de haut relief.

Historical background


OTHON

(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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