Denarius with head of Vitellius

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 69


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 2.92 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

62.572

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Vitellius, laureate, right.
AVITELLIVSGERMANIMPAVGTRP ( A and N in GERMAN and final P are unclear )
Reverse: Draped bust of Vitellius’ son at left facing draped bust of daughter at right.
LIBERI IMP GERMAN

Provenance

By date unknown: Mazzini Collection (G. Mazzini, Monete Imperiali Romane, vol. 1, Milan, 1957, p. 186, pl. 67, no. 2); by 1962: with Leu and Company's Bank, Ltd., Bahnhofstrasse 32, Zurich, Switzerland; June 6, 1962: purchased by MFA from Leu and Company's Bank, Ltd. for $ 100.00

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour