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brm_558758 - OTTO Denier

OTTO Denier AU/XF
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Item sold on our e-shop (2021)
Price : 1 500.00 €
Type : Denier
Date: février - mars
Date: 69
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 900 ‰
Diameter : 18 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,28 g.
Rarity : R2
Officine: 2e
Coments on the condition:
Très bel exemplaire, idéalement centré. Beau portrait. Revers à l’usure régulière. Monnaie nettoyée anciennement. Patine grise
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 Potestas”, (l’empereur Marc Othon césar Auguste, revêtu de la puissance tribunitienne).

Reverse


Reverse legend : PAX ORBIS - TERRARVM.
Reverse description : Pax (La Paix) debout à gauche, tenant une branche d'olivier de la main droite et un caducée long de la gauche.
Reverse translation : “Pax Orbis Terrarum”, (La Paix sur toute la surface de la terre).

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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