VITELLIUS, 69 AD. (AV Aureus 6.89g 19mm 6h) Rome Mint, Very rare - RIC R3 [Struck circa late April-December 69 AD.] 52 yrs. provenance. VF

Ancient Coins - VITELLIUS, 69 AD. (AV Aureus 6.89g 19mm 6h) Rome Mint, Very rare - RIC R3  [Struck circa late April-December 69 AD.]  52 yrs. provenance. VF
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VITELLIUS, 69 AD.  (AV Aureus 6.89g  19mm  6h)  Rome Mint. [Struck circa late April-December AD 69.]  
OBV.  A VITELLIVS GERM IMP AVG TR P, Laureate head right.  
RV.  LIBERTAS RESTITVTA, Libertas standing right, holding pileus and scepter.
RIC I 104 (R3)   Calicó 562a (same obv. die as illustration)
From the Dr. Wolfgang Krämer Collection.   Ex. G. Hirsch XLVIII (June 22, 1966), lot #28.
       Vitellius was a Roman Emperor for eight months during the civil wars of the year 69 AD., known as the Year of the Four Emperors. He was proceeded by Galba, and then Otho, and succeeded by Vespasian. Vitellius added the honorific cognomen Germanicus to his name, as shown on the obverse of this coin, abbreviated as GERM, upon his ascension to the throne. The Senate in Rome accepted Vitellius as emperor, but the entire Roman world did not acknowledge his elevation. Vitellius was executed by Vespasian's soldiers on December 22, 69 AD. His son and brother were also executed. His last words were, "Yet I was once your emperor." 
Ancient Coins - VITELLIUS, 69 AD. (AV Aureus 6.89g 19mm 6h) Rome Mint, Very rare - RIC R3  [Struck circa late April-December 69 AD.]  52 yrs. provenance. VF
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