Denarius - Vitellius FIDES EXERCITVVM

Features

Issuer Roman Empire (Rome)
Emperor Vitellius (69)
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 69
Value 1 Denarius (1)
Currency Denarius, Reform of Augustus (27 BC – AD 215)
Composition Silver
Weight 3 g
Diameter 17.5 mm
Shape Round (irregular)
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 244168
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References RIC I# 47
Harold Mattingly, Edward Allen Sydenham, Carol Humphrey Vivian Sutherland, Robert A. G. Carson; 1984. The Roman Imperial Coinage / Volume 1. Augustus – Vitellius (31 BC–AD 69) (1923 revised edition). Spink & Son, London, United Kingdom.

Obverse

Head of Vitellius, laureate, right; globe at point of neck

Lettering: A VITELLIVS IMP GERMANICVS

Translation:
Aulus Vitellius Imperator Germanicus
Aulus Vitellius, supreme commander (Imperator) of the Germans.

Reverse

Clasped right hands

Lettering: FIDES EXERCITVVM

Translation:
Fides Exercituum
Loyalty of the Army.

Mint

Lugdunum, Gaul, modern-day Lyons, France (15 BC–AD 78; 196–197; 274-413)

Comments

Mass varies: 2.5–3.47 g;
Diameter varies: 17–17.9 mm;
Source: Online Coins of the Roman Empire (OCRE)
American Numismatic Society (ANS)

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (69) 

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