Silver denarius struck during the reign of the Emperor Vitellius between 18 July 69 AD and 20 Dec. 69 AD, Ancient Roman Empire. Minted by Rome. Vitellius accepted the position of pontifex maximus when he arrived at Rome about 18 July 69 AD at the same time that he accepted the title Augustus. Both of these are recorded on this coin, giving the earliest date that it could have been struck.

Obverse Description

Laureate head of Vitellius facing right; around, A VITELLIVS GERM IMP AVG TR P

Reverse Description

Draped and veiled figure of Vesta seated facing right extending a patera in her right hand and holding a long sceptre in her left; around, PONT MAXIM

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