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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R1005
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Vitellius; Spanish mint
Denomination:  As
Place made:  Spain
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  AD 69
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.80
Weight (g):  12.01
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Haines 2993. A. H. Balwin & Sons Ltd, 1954
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Vitellius, laureate, l. globe beneath. Reverse: Clasped r. hands.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: A VITELLIVS IMP GERMAN (Aulus Vitellius Emperor Germanicus). Reverse: FIDES EXERCITVVN / S C (Faith of the army, by order of the senate).

Bibliography:  RIC I 2nd ed. 42

Notes:  Sometimes attributed to Tarraco specifically, sometimes Spanish mint.

3 Related People

Vitellius
Roman
15
69
Spanish mint
Roman


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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
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