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Vitellius, 69AD, AR Denarius, Tripod, struck c. late April-20 December 69 AD

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Information: This coin was struck during the 8 month rule of Vitellius, during the 'Year of Four Emperors'.
Origin: Rome mint
Authority: Vitellius
Denomination: AR Denarius
Composition: Silver
Date: circa late April–20 December 69 AD
Obverse: A VIT[ELLIVS GER]MAN IMP TR P, Laureate head of Vitellius, facing right
Reverse: [XV VIR] SACR FAC[·], Tripod-lebes; above, dolphin; below, raven
Size: 16.83mm, 3.1g, 6h
Grade: aF, lightly toned
Rarity: rare
References: BMCRE I 17; RIC I 86; RSC 114; Cohen I 112
General: Vitellius was emperor for just 8 months. One of four emperors in the Year of the Four Emperors in 69 AD, he was executed by Vespasian's soldiers. The end of his reign marked the the civil war and a new era of peace and prosperity for Rome under Vespasian. The reverse legend "PONT MAXIM"refers to Vitellius being elected Pontifex Maximus on July 18. Vesta is pictured on the verse, reflecting the close connection which existed between the Pontifex Maximus and the worship of Vesta.
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