SILVER DENARIUS OF VITELLIUS, LUGDUNUM, MAY-JULY AD 69.

SILVER DENARIUS OF VITELLIUS, LUGDUNUM, MAY-JULY AD 69.

325.00

Obverse: A VITELLIVS IMP GERMAN, Laureate head of Vitellius facing right, globe at neck.

Reverse: FIDES EXERCITVVM (VM in monogram) Clasped right hands.

RIC: 53. Sear: 2193. BMCRE: 114. [Lugdunum, May-July AD 69].

Diameter: 18 mm. Weight: 3.4 g.

A very rare silver denarius of Vitellius struck in Lugdunum in AD 69. The reverse inscription FIDES EXERCITVVM an appeal for the Loyalty of the army, whose continued support was of course absolutely critical in order for Vitellius to remain on the throne.  An excellent example with areas of electric blue toning.

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