Summary

Plated Denarius based on an issue associated with the revolt of Vindex in 68 AD. (This may be a cast rather than a plated coin.) Minted by Gaul (Group II), Ancient Roman Empire. The revolt of Vindex lasted from March to May 68 AD and may have had a force of 100,000 men who needed to be paid. The denarius on which this piece is based is one of the more common types he is believed to have struck. This piece has been in the collection since 1880.

Obverse Description

Victory standing facing left on globe extending a wreath with her right hand and holding a palm branch over her left shoulder; around, AVGNERS [...]HVM (should read: SALVS GENER HVMANI)

Reverse Description

SPQR within an oak-wreath

Edge Description

Plain

More Information