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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R1003
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Vitellius; Rome
Denomination:  As
Place made:  Rome
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  AD 69
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.70
Weight (g):  12.21
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Haines 3668. A. H. Baldwin & Sons Ltd, 1961
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Vitellius, laureate, draped, r. Reverse: S - C to l. and r. Altar enclosure with double-panelled doors and projections on top corners.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: A VITELLIVS GERMA IMP AVG P M TR P (Aulus Vitellius Germanicus Emperor Augustus, High priest of the college of Pontiffs and Tribune of the people). Reverse: …ROVIDENT (Foresight).

Bibliography:  cf. RIC I 2nd ed. 163

Notes:  This coin has been identified as RIC 163 due to obverse legend and reverse type, however this example has a draped bust not found in RIC 163.

3 Related People

Vitellius
Roman
15
69
Rome
Roman;Byzantine;Italian


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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
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