Roman Gold Aureus of Emperor Vitellius - SK.073 - For Sale
Roman Gold Aureus of Emperor Vitellius - SK.073
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Obverse: Laureate Head of Vitellius.
Reverse: Vesta seated right, holding patera and scepter.
Rome witnessed the spectacle of four emperors in AD 69, after the suicide of Nero the previous year, as well as a civil war. Each of these four had larger-than-life personal characteristics which are reflected in the numismatic portraiture and told in historical accounts. As can be imagined, the coinage under Otho and Vitellius is particularly rare. - (SK.073 )