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bpv_558893 - OTTO Tétradrachme syro-phénicien

OTTO Tétradrachme syro-phénicien XF
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Type : Tétradrachme syro-phénicien
Date: 69
Mint name / Town : Alexandrie, Egypte
Metal : silver
Diameter : 23 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 12,78 g.
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie sur un flan court, centré. Usure régulière. Patine grise
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse description : Tête laurée d’Othon à droite (O*).
Obverse legend : AUTOK MARK OQwNOS KAIS SEB(Autokratoros Markos Oqwnos Kaisaros Sebastos).
Obverse translation : (L’empereur Marc Othon césar auguste).

Reverse


Reverse description : Eleutheria appuyée sur une colonne tenant une couronne et un sceptre .
Reverse legend : ELEU-QERIA.
Reverse translation : (an 1).

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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