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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R1002
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Vitellius; Rome
Denomination:  Dupondius
Place made:  Rome
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  AD 69
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  3.10
Weight (g):  14.86
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Haines 3010. Spink & Son Ltd, 1955
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Vitellius, laureate, draped, r. Reverse: On r. Vitellius, bare-headed and togate standing l., clasping his r. hand with Roma on l. who is helmeted and in military dress, standing r., holding a shield and spear.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: A VITELLIVS GERMAN IMP AVG P M TR … (Aulus Vitellius Germanicus Emperor Augustus, High priest of the college of Pontiffs and Tribune of the people). Reverse: PAX AVGVSTI (Peace of the Augustus), in exergue: S C (By order of the senate).

Bibliography:  RIC I 2nd ed. 148

3 Related People

Vitellius
Roman
15
69
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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
Rome
Roman;Byzantine;Italian


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