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bpv_517928 - VITELLIUS Tétradrachme

VITELLIUS Tétradrachme VF
250.00 €(Approx. 277.50$ | 215.00£)
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Type : Tétradrachme
Date: an 1
Mint name / Town : Alexandrie, Égypte
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 150 ‰
Diameter : 25 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 12,47 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Usure importante mais exemplaire parfaitement identifiable. Patine grise
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la collection ENP

Obverse


Obverse description : Tête laurée de Vitellius à droite (O*).
Obverse legend : WAOY OYIT KAIS SEB GEPM AYT.
Obverse translation : (L’empereur Vitellius césar auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : LA.
Reverse description : Victoire debout à droite, tenant une couronne de la main droite et une palme de la main gauche.

Commentary


Avant la collection ENP, nous n’avions jamais présenté de tétradrachme de Vitellius à la vente.

Historical background


VITELLIUS

(01.02 to 12.20.69) Aulus Vitellius

Vitellius was proclaimed on 1 or 2 January 69 by the armies of Germany. After Bédriac and disappearance of Otho, April 69 Vitellius moved to Rome in June. Vespasian was proclaimed by the army in Alexandria on 1 July 69 and Vitellius can not be maintained. After the outbreak of sedition in Rome in December, he was assassinated on 20 and dragged his body into the Tiber, leaving Vespasian sole master of the Roman Empire.

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