VITELLIUS 69AD Authentic Ancient Silver Roman Denarius Coin Rome NGC VF i58227
Item: i58227 Authentic Ancient Coin of. Silver Denarius 18mm (3.15 grams) Rome mint, late April-December 20, 69 A. CBN 69 Certification: NGC Ancients Ch VF Strike: 4/5 Surface: 2/5 4375810-009 A VITELLIVS GERM IMP AVG TR P Laureate head right. LIBERTAS RESTITVTA Libertas standing facing, head right, holding pileus and long rod. References to the restoration of liberty as the message on this coin was one of the most common themes during the civil war. LIBERTAS – Liberty is represented in two ways on coins: the one as a woman with a naked head, which is the image of Roman Liberty; the other having her head covered with a veil, and adorned with a diadem, is the effigy of the goddess of liberty, whose temple was on Mount Aventine. The veil is in this case the token of divinity, as indeed the diadem is the ornament of a goddess. Liberty is represented not only on consular medals, but also with considerable frequency on those of the imperial series. Goddesses named for and representing the concept Liberty have existed in many cultures, including classical examples dating from the Roman Empire and some national symbols such as the British ” Britannia ” or the Irish ” Kathleen Ni Houlihan “. The ancient Roman goddess Libertas was honored during the second Punic War by a temple erected on the Aventine Hill in Rome by the father of Tiberius Gracchus. A statue in her honor was also raised by Clodius on the site of Marcus Tullius Cicero’s house after it had been razed. The figure also resembles Sol Invictus, the Roman god of sun. Aulus Vitellius Germanicus , born Aulus Vitellius and commonly known as Vitellius (24 September or 7 September and according to Suetonius, 12 September or 15 September 15 22 December 69), was the eighth Roman Emperor , who reigned from 16 April 69 to 22 December of the same year. Vitellius acceded to this position following the quick succession of the previous emperors Galba and Otho , in a year of civil war known as the Year of the Four Emperors. Vitellius was the first to add the honorific cognomen Germanicus to his name instead of Caesar upon his accession; the latter name had fallen into disrepute in many quarters because of the actions of Nero. His claim to the throne was soon challenged by legions stationed in the Eastern provinces, who proclaimed their commander Vespasian emperor in his place. War ensued, leading to a crushing defeat for Vitellius at the Second Battle of Bedriacum. When he realised his support was wavering, Vitellius prepared to abdicate in favour of Vespasian, but was executed in Rome by Flavian forces on December 22 of 69. The item “VITELLIUS 69AD Authentic Ancient Silver Roman Denarius Coin Rome NGC VF i58227″ is in sale since Wednesday, January 11, 2017. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Ancient\Roman\ Imperial (27 BC-476 AD)”. The seller is “highrating_lowprice” and is located in Rego Park, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Ruler: Vitellius
- Composition: Silver
- Certification: NGC
- Denomination: Denarius
- Grade: Ch VF
- Certification Number: 4375810-009