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1 AV Aureus (7.4 g, 6h), January-April 69 AD. Mint in Spain (Tarraco?). 
A VITELLIVS IMP GERMANICVS Laureate head left, globe at point of neck. Rev. CLEMENTIA IMP GERMAN Clementia, draped, seated left, holding branch and long sceptre. 
RIC 1. BMC 79.
Superb extremely fine.
British Museum  
2 X AV Aureus, January-April 69 AD. Mint in Spain (Tarraco?). 
A VITELLIVS GERMANICVS IMP AVG Laureate head left, globe at point of neck. Rev. CLEMENTIA IMP GERMANICI Clementia, draped, seated left, holding branch and long sceptre. 
RIC 2. C 11.
   
3 X AV Aureus, January-April 69 AD. Mint in Spain (Tarraco?). 
A VITELLIVS IMP GERMANICVS Laureate head left, globe at point of neck. Rev. CLEMENTIA IMP GERMANICI Clementia, draped, seated left, holding branch and long sceptre. 
RIC 3. Hunter 28.
   
4 AV Aureus, January-April 69 AD. Mint in Spain (Tarraco?). 
A VITELLIVS GERMANICVS IMP AVG Laureate head left, globe at point of neck. Rev. CONSENSVS EXERCITVVM  Mars helmeted advancing left, holding spear in right hand and aquila and vexillum in left. 
RIC 4. 
  10,500 $
5 X AV Aureus, January-April 69 AD. Mint in Spain (Tarraco?). 
A VITELLIVS IMP GERMANICVS Laureate head left, globe at point of neck. Rev. CONSENSVS EXERCITVVM  Mars helmeted advancing left, holding spear in right hand and aquila and vexillum in left. 
RIC 5. 
   
6 AR Denarius  (3.52 g, 6h), January-April 69 AD. Mint in Spain (Tarraco?). 
A VITELLIVS IMP GERMANICVS Laureate head left, globe at point of neck. Rev. CONSENSVS EXERCITVVM  Mars helmeted advancing left, holding spear in right hand and aquila and vexillum in left. 
RIC 6. BMC 85.
Toned, extremely fine. 
British Museum  
7 var Aureus, Tarraco 2 January – 18 April 69, AV 7.70 g. 
A VITELLIVS – IMP GERMAN Laureate bust of Vitellius l., with globe at point of bust. Rev. L VITELLI – COS III CENS Laureate and draped bust of Lucius Vitellius l., with eagle-tipped sceptre in front. 
C 1 var. (GERMANICVS) = BMC p. 386, note ‡ var. CBN –. RIC 7 var. (GEMANICVS and CENSOR). Calicó 567 ( T. C.).
An apparently unique variety of an extremely rare type. Marks on the edge, good very fine
Numismatica Ars Classica Auction 33 - 6 April 2006
No.: 442
30,000 chf
8 var Aureus, Tarraco (?) 2 January-18 April 69, 7.54 g. 
A VITELLIVS – IMP GERMAN Laureate head l. with globe at point of bust. Rev. LIBERIS IMP GERMANICI Bust of Vitellius’ sons: on l., a boy, bare-headed and draped with a globe at point of bust and on r., a girl, bare-headed and draped. 
RIC 8 var. (GERMANICVS). BMC 386 note § var. C 8 var. (GERMANICVS). CBN –. Calicó 561 var. (GERMANICVS).
An apparently unrecorded variety of an extremely rare type. Very fine 
Numismatica Ars Classica Auction 34 - 24 November 2006
No.: 140
7,000 chf
9 AV Aureus (7.34 g, 6h), January-April 69 AD. Mint in Spain (Tarraco?). 
A VITELLIVS IMP GERMANICVS Laureate head left, globe at point of neck. Rev. LIBERTAS RESTITVTA Libertas, draped, standing to front, head to right, holding pileus and long sceptre. 
RIC 9. BMC 88.
Good very fine.
British Museum  
10 X AR Denarius, January-April 69 AD. Mint in Spain (Tarraco?). 
A VITELLIVS IMP GERMANICVS Laureate head left, globe at point of neck. Rev. LIBERTAS RESTITVTA Libertas, draped, standing to front, head to right, holding pileus and long sceptre. 
RIC 10.
   
11 X AV Aureus, January-April 69 AD. Mint in Spain (Tarraco?). 
A VITELLIVS IMP – GERMANICVS Laureate head left, globe at point of neck. Rev. SECVRITAS IMP GERMAN Securitas, draped, seated right, holding sceptre, in front, garland and lighted altar with torch resting against it.
RIC 11.
   
12 AV Aureus (7.24 g, 6h), January-April 69 AD. Mint in Spain (Tarraco?). 
A VITELLIVS – IMP GERMANICVS Laureate head left, globe at point of neck. Rev. SECVRITAS – IMP GERMAN Securitas, draped, seated right, holding sceptre, in front, garland and lighted altar with torch resting against it.
RIC 12. BMC 89.
Very fine.
British Museum  
13 AV Aureus (7.14 g, 6h), January-April 69 AD. Mint in Spain (Tarraco?). 
A VITELLIVS GERMANICVS IMP AVG Laureate head left, globe at point of neck. Rev. VICTORIA AVGVSTI Victory, draped, advancing left, holding shield inscribed S P / Q R.
RIC 13. 
Good very fine.
British Museum  
14 Aureus, Tarraco January-April 69, 7.16 g. 
A VITELLIVS IMP GERMANICVS Laureate bust l., with globe at point of the bust. Rev. VICTORIA – AVGVSTI Victory, draped, advancing l., holding shield inscribed S P / Q R
C 98. BMC p. 387 note †. RIC 14. CBN 4. Calicó 577 (this coin). Biaggi 285 (this coin).
Very rare. Nick on edge at nine o’clock on obverse and counter-mark in reverse field, otherwise good very fine
Ex M&M sale 18, 1954, 655.
Numismatica Ars Classica Auction 49 - 21 October 2008
No.: 150
9,000 chf 
15 AV Aureus (7.21 g, 6h), January-April 69 AD. Mint in Spain (Tarraco?). 
A VITELLIVS IMP GERMANICVS Laureate head left, globe at point of neck. Rev. VICTORIA.IMP GERMAN Victory, draped, standing left on globe, holding wreath in right hand and palm in left hand.
RIC 15. BMC 97. 
Very fine.
British Museum  
16 AV Aureus (7.27 g, 6h), January-April 69 AD. Mint in Spain (Tarraco?). 
A VITELLIVS IMP GERMANICVS Laureate head left, globe at point of neck. Rev. VICTORIA IMP GERMANICI Victory, draped, standing left on globe, holding wreath in right hand and palm in left hand.
RIC 16. BMC 98. 
Extremely fine.
British Museum  
17 AV Aureus (7.53 g), January-April 69 AD. Mint in Spain (Tarraco?). 
A VITELLIVS – IMP GERMAN Laureate head left, globe at point of neck. Rev. CLEMENTIA IMP GERMAN Clementia, draped, seated left, holding branch and long sceptre. 
RIC 17 (R3), C 7, Calicó 540 (R3).
Very fine.
H.D. Rauch Auction 82 - 23 April 2008
No.: 262
5,700 $ 
18 AR Denarius (3.57 g), January-April 69 AD. Mint in Spain (Tarraco?). 
A VITELLIVS – IMP GERMAN Laureate head left, globe at point of neck. Rev. CLEMENTIA IMP GERMAN Clementia, draped, seated left, holding branch and long sceptre. 
RIC 18; RSC 7a; S 2189(plate coin). BMC 80.
Extremely fine.
Ponterio Auction 41 
No.: 1641
3,000 $ 
19 X AR Denarius, January-April 69 AD. Mint in Spain (Tarraco?). 
A VITELLIVS – IMP GERMAN Laureate head left, globe at point of neck. Rev. CONCORDIA PRAETORIANORVM Concordia, draped, standing left, holding branch and cornucopia. 
RIC 19.
   
20 AR Denarius (3.29 g), January-April 69 AD. Mint in Spain (Tarraco?). 
A VITELLIVS – IMP GERMAN Laureate head right, globe at point of neck. Rev. CONSENSVS EXERCITVVM Mars, helmeted and naked but for cloak, advancing left, holding spear in right hand and aquila and vexillum in left hand.
RIC 20. BMC 83.
Fritz Rudolf Künker Münzenhandlung Auction 124 - March 16th, 2007 
No.: 8936 
600 $
21 AR Denarius (3.6 g, 7h), January-April 69 AD. Mint in Spain (Tarraco?). 
A VITELLIVS – IMP GERMAN Laureate head right, globe at point of neck, palm in front. Rev. CONSENSVS EXERCITVVM Mars, helmeted and naked but for cloak, advancing left, holding spear in right hand and aquila and vexillum in left hand.
RIC 21. BMC 83 bis.
British Museum  
22 Aureus, Spain January-June 59, AV 7.59 g. 
A VITELLIVS – IMP GERMAN Laureate head l., globe at point of neck. Rev. CONSENSVS – EXERCITVM Mars striding l., holding spear, aquila and vexillum. 
C 23. BMC 82. CBN 2 var.Vagi 846. (GERMANICVS). Calicò 544. RIC 22.
Extremely rare. Very fine
Numismatica Ars Classica Auction 27 - 12 May 2004 
No.: 347
12,000 chf
23 AR Denarius (19mm, 3.46 g, 6h). Spanish (Tarraco?) mint. Struck January-June AD 69. 
A VITELLIVS – IMP GERMAN Laureate head left. Rev. CONSENSVS – EXERCITVM Mars, helmeted and naked but for cloak, advancing left, holding spear in right hand and aquila and vexillum in left hand.
RIC I 23; RSC 24. 
EF, minor porosity and die flaw on reverse. Good portrait and style.
Classical Numismatic Group  2,950 $
24 AR Denarius (3.56 g). Spanish (Tarraco?) mint. Struck January-June AD 69. 
A VITELLIVS – IMP GERMAN Laureate head left, palm in front. Rev. CONSENSVS – EXERCITVM Mars, helmeted and naked but for cloak, advancing left, holding spear in right hand and aquila and vexillum in left hand.
RIC I 24; C 24. 
Good fine.
Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co. KG Auction 111 - 18 March 2006 
No.: 6629 
250 $
25 AR Denarius (3.6 g, 6h). Spanish (Tarraco?) mint. Struck January-June AD 69. 
A VITELLIVS – IMP GERMAN Laureate head right, globe at point of neck. Rev. CONSENSVS – EXERCITVM Mars, helmeted and naked but for cloak, advancing left, holding spear in right hand and aquila and vexillum in left hand.
RIC I 25; BMC 83. 
Good very fine.
British Museum  
26 var AV Aureus (7.46 g, 6h). Spanish (Tarraco?) mint. Struck January-June AD 69. 
A VITELLIVS – IMP GERMAN Laureate head right, globe at point of neck. Rev. CONSENSVS – EXERCITVM Mars, helmeted and naked but for cloak, advancing left, holding spear in right hand and aquila and vexillum in left hand.
RIC I 26 var (bust right); BMC 81. 
Very fine.
British Museum  
Unlisted Aureus, Tarraco January - June 69, AV 7.03 g. 
A VITELLIVS IMP GERMAN Laureate bust l. Rev. CONSENSVS – HISPANIARVM Spain standing l., holding with r. hand two ears of corn and shield with two spears with l. 
RIC –. BMC –. C –. CBN –. Calicò 551 (this coin).
Unique and of great historical interest. Light marks on reverse and very fine
Numismatica Ars Classica Auction 25 - June 25th, 2003
No.: 403
9,000 chf
27 AR Denarius, January-April 69 AD. Mint in Spain (Tarraco?). 
A VITELLIVS – IMP GERMAN Laureate head right, globe at point of neck. Rev. FIDES / EXERCITVVM Clasped right hands.
RIC 27. BMC 87.
Good very fine.
  500 $
28 AR Denarius (3.55 g, 1h). Spanish (Tarraco?) mint. Struck January-June AD 69. 
A VITELLIVS – IMP GERMAN Laureate head right, globe at point of neck, palm in front. Rev. FIDES / EXERCITVVM Clasped right hands.
RIC I 28; BMC 86. 
Good very fine.
British Museum  
29 X AR Denarius. Spanish (Tarraco?) mint. Struck January-June AD 69. 
A VITELLIVS – IMP GERMAN Laureate head l., globe at point of neck. Rev. FIDES / EXERCITVVM Clasped right hands.
RIC I 29. 
   
30 AR Denarius. Spanish (Tarraco?) mint. Struck January-June AD 69. 
A VITELLIVS – IMP GERMAN Laureate head r., globe at point of neck. Rev. FIDES / EXERCITVVM Clasped right hands.
RIC I 30. 
Numismatik Lanz München 1,500 $
31 X AR Denarius. Spanish (Tarraco?) mint. Struck January-June AD 69. 
A VITELLIVS – IMP GERMAN Laureate head l., globe at point of neck. Rev. I O MAX CAPITOLINVS Jupiter naked to waist, seated to left in distyle temple, holding thunderbolt in right hand and sceptre in left.
RIC I 31. 
   
32 X AV Aureus. Spanish (Tarraco?) mint. Struck January-June AD 69. 
A VITELLIVS – IMP GERMAN Laureate head l., globe at point of neck. Rev. SENAT P Q ROMANVS Victory advancing to left, holding shield.
RIC I 32. C 84. 
   
33 AR Denarius (3.03 g, 7h). Spanish (Tarraco?) mint. Struck January-June AD 69. 
A VITELLIVS – IMP GERMAN Laureate head l., globe at point of neck. Rev. VESTA PR QVIRITIVM Vesta, veiled and draped, seated to left on throne, right hand extended and holding torch in left.
RIC I 33. BMC 90.
Ancient forgery. 
British Museum  
34 AV Aureus (6.94 g). Spanish (Tarraco?) mint. Struck January-June AD 69. 
A VITELLIVS – IMP GERMAN Laureate head l., globe at point of neck. Rev. VICTORIA - AVGVSTI Victory flying left, holding shield inscribed S P / Q R.
BM 91, pl. 61,25 (same dies). RIC 34 (R3). Calico 576a. Cohen 98 var. (120 Fr.). 
Fine. 
Gemini, LLC Auction 6  - 10 January 2010 
No.: 432
4,000 $
34 var AR Denarius (3.71 g, 6h). Spanish (Tarraco?) mint. Struck January-June AD 69. 
A VITELLIVS – IMP GERMAN Laureate head l., globe at point of neck. Rev. VICTORIA - AVGVSTI Victory flying left, holding shield inscribed S P / Q R.
RIC 34 var (denarius). 
Extremely Fine. 
British Museum  
35 AV Aureus (7.43 g, 7h). Spanish (Tarraco?) mint. Struck January-June AD 69. 
A VITELLIVS – IMP GERMAN Laureate head l., globe at point of neck, palm in front. Rev. VICTORIA - AVGVSTI Victory flying left, holding shield inscribed S P / Q R.
RIC 35. 
Extremely Fine. 
British Museum  
36 AR Denarius (3.97 g). Spanish (Tarraco?) mint. Struck January-June AD 69. 
A VITELLIVS – IMP GERMAN Laureate head l., globe at point of neck, palm in front. Rev. VICTORIA - AVGVSTI Victory flying left, holding shield inscribed S P / Q R.
RIC 36. BMC 94. C 101.
Extremely Fine. 
Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co. KG Auction 100 - 21 June 2005 
No.: 54
3,000 $
37 AR Denarius (3.69 g, 6h). Spanish (Tarraco?) mint. Struck January-June AD 69. 
A VITELLIVS – IMP GERMAN Laureate head r., globe at point of neck, palm in front. Rev. VICTORIA - AVGVSTI Victory flying left, holding shield inscribed S P / Q R.
RIC 37. BMC 92.
Good very fine. 
British Museum  
37 var AR Denarius (3.63 g, 7h). Spanish (Tarraco?) mint. Struck January-June AD 69. 
A VITELLIVS – IMP GERMAN Laureate head r., globe at point of neck. Rev. VICTORIA - AVGVSTI Victory flying left, holding shield inscribed S P / Q R.
RIC 37 var (no palm).
Good very fine. 
British Museum  
38 X AV Aureus. Spanish (Tarraco?) mint. Struck January-June AD 69. 
A VITELLIVS – IMP GERMAN Laureate head r., globe at point of neck. Rev. VICTORIA - AVGVSTI Victory flying left, holding shield.
RIC 38.
   
39 Æ As (28mm, 10.15 gm). Spanish mint (Tarraco?). Struck circa January-June 69 AD. 
A VITELLIVS IMP GERMAN, laureate head left, globe at point of bust. Rev. CLEMENTIA IMP GERMAN, S C across field, Clementia seated left, holding branch and sceptre. 
RIC I 39; BMCRE -; Cohen -. 
Nice VF, dark green patina. Rare. 
Classical Numismatic Group 700 $
40 Æ As (10.21 g, 6h). Spanish (Tarraco?) mint. Struck January-June AD 69. 
A VITELLIVS – IMP GERMAN Laureate head r., globe at point of neck. Rev. CONSENSVS EXERCITVVM, S C across field, Mars, helmeted and naked but for cloak, advancing left, holding spear in right hand and aquila and vexillum in left hand.
RIC 40. BMC 99.
Extremely fine. 
British Museum  
41 X Æ As. Spanish (Tarraco?) mint. Struck January-June AD 69. 
A VITELLIVS – IMP GERMAN Laureate head l., globe at point of neck. Rev. CONSENSVS HISPANIARVM, S C across field, Hispania, draped, standing to left, holding round shield and two javelins in left hand.
RIC 41.
   
42 Æ As (12.06 g). Spanish (Tarraco?) mint. Struck January-June AD 69. 
A VITELLIVS – IMP GERMAN Laureate head l., globe at point of neck. Rev. FIDES / EXERCITVVM, S C across field, Clasped right hands.
RIC 42. BMC 103. Cohen 34. 
Rare. Light green patina in the fields; red-brown patina on the devices and legends. Nearly extremely fine
Freeman & Sear Mail Bid Sale 13  - 25 August 2006 
No.: 444
1,000 $
43 Æ As (13.91 g). Spanish (Tarraco?) mint. Struck January-June AD 69. 
A VITELLIVS – IMP GERMAN Laureate head l., globe at point of neck. Rev. LIBERTAS RESTITVTA, S C across field, Libertas standing r. holding cap and scepter.
RIC 43. BMC 105. Cohen 49. BN 19. 
Excellent portrait of the corpulent emperor Vitellius. Somewhat off-center but that doesn't diminish the strength of this portrait. Olive patination, great surfaces. EF.
Harlan J. Berk 1,800 $
44 Æ As  (10.57 gm). Tarraco, January–June AD 69. 
A VITELLIVS—IMP GERMAN, laureate head of Vitellius left, globe at point of neck. Rev. LIBERTAS RESTITVTA, S C across field, Libertas standing right, holding pileus in right hand and scepter in left. 
RIC 44. BMCRE 106. Cohen 75. 
Lovely green-black patina. Extremely fine 
Ex Nelson Bunker Hunt Collection (Hunt Sale IV, Sotheby’s, New York, 19–20 June 1991, lot 716); ex Dr. E.P. Nicolas Collection (Kampmann, Paris, 1982, lot 245). 
Freeman & Sear 2,500 $
45 X Æ As. Spanish (Tarraco?) mint. Struck January-June AD 69. 
A VITELLIVS – IMP GERMAN Laureate head l., globe at point of neck. Rev. ROMA RENASCENS, S C across field, Roma standing to right, holding victory in right hand and spear in left.
RIC 45.
   
46 Æ As, Tarraco January-June 69, Æ 11.65 g. 
A VITELLIVS IMP GERMAN Laureate head l., with globe at point of bust. Rev. VICTORIA – AVGVSTI, S – C across field, Victory advancing l., holding in r. hand shield inscribed S P / Q R. 
C 103. BMC 107. RIC 46. CBN 24.
Rare. Green patina and about extremely fine
Numismatica Ars Classica Auction 51 - 5 March 2009 
No.: 213
1,600 chf
47 AR Denarius (2.76 g, 6h). Lugdunum mint. Struck March-July AD 69. 
A VITELLIVS – IMP GERMANICVS Laureate head r., globe at point of neck. Rev. FIDES / EXERCITVVM Clasped right hands.
RIC 47. BMC 117.
Ancient forgery, about extremely fine. 
British Museum  
48 AR Denarius (2.76 g, 6h). Lugdunum mint. Struck March-July AD 69. 
A VITELLIVS – IMP GERMAN Laureate head r., globe at point of neck. Rev. CONSENSVS EXERCITVM Mars, helmeted and naked but for cloak, advancing left, holding spear in right hand and aquila and vexillum in left hand.
RIC 48. BMC 112.
Good very fine. 
British Museum  
49 X AV Aureus. Lugdunum mint. Struck March-July AD 69. 
A VITELLIVS – IMP GERMAN Laureate head r., globe at point of neck. Rev. CONSENSVS EXERCITVVM Mars, helmeted and naked but for cloak, advancing left, holding spear in right hand and aquila and vexillum in left hand.
RIC 49.
   
50 AR Denarius (3.52 g, 7h). Lugdunum mint. Struck March-July AD 69. 
A VITELLIVS – IMP GERMAN Laureate head r., globe at point of neck. Rev. CONSENSVS EXERCITVVM Mars, helmeted and naked but for cloak, advancing left, holding spear in right hand and aquila and vexillum in left hand.
RIC 50. BMC 111.
Extremely  fine. 
British Museum  
51 AR Denarius (3.12 g). Lugdunum mint. Struck March-July AD 69. 
A VITELLIVS – IMP GERMAN Laureate head r., globe at point of neck. Rev. CONSENSVS EXERCITVVM (Vand M ligate) Mars, helmeted and naked but for cloak, advancing left, holding spear in right hand and aquila and vexillum in left hand.
RIC 51. RSC 28.
VF, toned, a few field scratches.
Classical Numismatic Group 500 $
52 AV Aureus (5.91 g, 6h). Lugdunum mint. Struck March-July AD 69. 
A VITELLIVS – IMP GERMAN Laureate head r., globe at point of neck. Rev. FIDES / EXERCITVVM (Vand M ligate) Clasped right hands.
RIC 52. BMC 113.
Extremely  fine. 
British Museum  
53 AR Denarius (3.5 g, 2h). Lugdunum mint. Struck March-July AD 69. 
A VITELLIVS – IMP GERMAN Laureate head r., globe at point of neck. Rev. FIDES / EXERCITVVM (Vand M ligate) Clasped right hands.
RIC 53. BMC 114.
Good very fine. 
British Museum  
53 Different feature AR Denarius. Lugdunum mint. Struck March-July AD 69. 
A VITELLIVS – IMP GERMAN Laureate head r., globe at point of neck (small bust). Rev. FIDES / EXERCITVVM (Vand M ligate) Clasped right hands.
RIC 53. BMC 114.
Good very fine. 
  900 $
54 AR Denarius (3.24 g, 7h). Lugdunum mint. Struck March-July AD 69. 
A VITELLIVS – IMP GERMAN Laureate head r., globe at point of neck. Rev. FIDES / EXERCITVVM Clasped right hands.
RIC 54. BMC 115.
Very fine. 
British Museum  
55 X AR Denarius. Lugdunum mint. Struck March-July AD 69. 
A VITELLIVS – IMP GERMAN Laureate head r., globe at point of neck. Rev. FIDES / PRAETORIANVM Clasped right hands.
RIC 55.  
   
56 AR Denarius (3.28 g, 7h), Lugdunum mint. Struck March-July AD 69.
A VITELLIVS – IMP GERMAN Laureate head r.; globe at point of bust. Rev. I O MAX – CAPITOLI – NVS Jupiter, naked to waist, seated l. in distyle temple, holding thunderbolt and sceptre. 
C 39. BMC 118. RIC 56. CBN 27.
Rare and in superb condition for the issue. About extremely fine
Numismatica Ars Classica Auction 46 - 2 April 2008 
No.: 523
5,000 chf
57 AR Denarius (2.74 g, 7h), Lugdunum mint. Struck March-July AD 69. 
A VITELLIVS – IMP GERMAN Laureate head r.; globe at point of bust. Rev. LIBERI IMP GERMAN Busts of Vitellius' son (on left) and daughter (on right), draped, facing each other.
RIC 57. BMC 119.
Ancient forgery. Very fine
British Museum  
58 AV Aureus (7.34 g, 7h), Lugdunum mint. Struck March-July AD 69. 
A VITELLIVS – IMP GERMAN Laureate head r.; globe at point of bust. Rev. VESTA P R QVIRITIVM Vesta, veiled, draped, seated left on throne, holding patera and torch.
RIC 58. BMC 120.
Very fine.
British Museum  
59 AR Denarius (3.65 g), Lugdunum mint. Struck March-July AD 69.
A VITELLIVS – IMP GERMAN Laureate head r.; globe at point of bust. Rev. VESTA P R QVIRITIVM Vesta, veiled, draped, seated left on throne, holding patera and torch.
RIC 59. C. 90. BN 29. BMC 121.
Very fine. 
Münzen & Medaillen GmbH Auction 14 - 16 April 2004
No.: 939
600 chf
60 AR Denarius, Lugdunum mint. Struck March-July AD 69. 
A VITELLIVS – IMP GERMAN Laureate head r.; globe at point of bust. Rev. VESTA P R QVIRITIVM (Vand M ligate) Vesta, veiled, draped, seated left on throne, holding patera and torch.
RIC 60. BMC 122.
Very fine.  
   
61 AV Aureus (7.47 g, 6h), Lugdunum mint. Struck March-July AD 69. 
A VITELLIVS – IMP GERMAN Laureate head r.; globe at point of bust. Rev. VICTORIA AVGVSTI Victory, draped, advancing left holding shield inscribed S P / Q R.
RIC 61. BMC 124.
Very fine.
British Museum  
62 AR Denarius (3.36 g, 3h), Lugdunum mint. Struck March-July AD 69. 
A VITELLIVS – IMP GERMAN Laureate head r.; globe at point of bust. Rev. VICTORIA AVGVSTI Victory, draped, advancing left holding shield inscribed S P / Q R.
RIC 62. BMC 125.
Very fine. 
British Museum  
62 var AR Denarius, Lugdunum mint. Struck March-July AD 69.
A VITELLIVS – IMP GERMAN Laureate head l.; globe at point of bust. Rev. VICTORIA AVGVSTI Victory, draped, advancing left holding shield inscribed S P / Q R.
RIC 62 var (bust left). 
Extremely fine.   
  3,900 chf
63 X AR Denarius, Lugdunum mint. Struck March-July AD 69. 
A VITELLIVS IMP GERMAN (retrograde) Laureate head r.; globe at point of bust. Rev. VICTORIA AVGVSTI Victory, draped, advancing left holding shield inscribed S P / Q R.
RIC 63.    
   
64 AV Aureus (7.3 g, 6h), Lugdunum mint. Struck March-July AD 69. 
A VITELLIVS GER IMP AVG P MAX TR P Laureate head r.; globe at point of bust. Rev. CONSENSVS EXERCIVVM  (Vand M ligate) Mars, helmeted, naked except for a cloak floating behind him, advancing left, holding spear and aquila with vexillum.
RIC 64. BMC 110.
Extremely fine.
British Museum  
Unlisted AV Aureus (7.15 g), Lugdunum mint. Struck March-July AD 69. 
A VITELLIVS GER IMP AVG P MAX TR P Laureate head r.; globe at point of bust. Rev. VESTA P R QVIRITIVM  Vesta, veiled and draped, seated left on throne, holding patera in right hand and supporting torch with left hand.
RIC -. BMC -. Coh. -. Calico 575 a.
Fine. 
Fritz Rudolf Künker Münzenhandlung Auction 124 - March 16th, 2007 
No.: 7589
5,000 $
65 AR Denarius (3.34 g, 7h), Lugdunum mint. Struck March-July AD 69. 
A VITELLIVS GER IMP AVG P MAX TR P Laureate head r.; globe at point of bust. Rev. VESTA P R QVIRITIVM  (Vand M ligate) Vesta, veiled and draped, seated left on throne, holding patera in right hand and supporting torch with left hand.
RIC 65. BMC 123.
Fine. 
British Museum  
66 AR Denarius (3.03 g), Rome mint. April-December 69. 
A VITELLIVS GERMANICVS IMP Bare head r.; globe at point of bust. Rev. CONCOR - DIA P R Concordia seated left, holding patera and cornucopiae
RIC 66. BMC 1.
Extremely fine.
Ponterio & Associates Auction 150 - 8 August 2009 
No.: 8414
2,800 $
67 AR Denarius (3.03 g), Rome mint. April-December 69. 
A VITELLIVS GERMANICVS IMP Bare head r.; globe at point of bust. Rev. FIDES / EXERCITVVM Clasped right hands.
RIC 67. BMC 2.
Nice irridescent toning, short flan. Extremely fine.
H.D. Rauch Auction 82 - 23 April 2008
No.: 263
2,000 $
67 var AR Denarius (3.03 g), Rome mint. April-December 69. 
A VITELLIVS GERMANICVS IMP Bare head r.; globe at point of bust. Rev. FIDES / EXERCITVVM (Vand M ligate) Clasped right hands.
RIC 67 var. 
Fine.
British Museum  
68 AR Denarius (3.03 g), Rome mint. April-December 69. 
A VITELLIVS GERMANICVS IMP Bare head r. Rev. IVPPITER VICTOR Jupiter seated to left on throne, holding victory in right hand and sceptre in left.
RIC 68. C 45.
FDC. 
Numismatik Lanz München 3,500 $
69 X AR Denarius, Rome mint. April-December 69. 
A VITELLIVS GERMANICVS IMP Bare head r. Rev. LIBERTAS RESTITVTA Libertas, draped, standing to front, head to right, holding pileus and long sceptre. 
RIC 69.
   
69A X AR Denarius, Rome mint. April-December 69. 
A VITELLIVS GERMANICVS IMP Bare head r. Rev. S P Q R / OB / C S in oak wreath.
RIC 69A.
   
70 AR Denarius, Rome mint. April-December 69. 
A VITELLIVS GERMANICVS IMP Bare head r. Rev. XV VIR – SACR FAC Tripod-lebes with dolphin lying r. on top; below, raven standing r.
RIC 70. C 115. BMC 3.
Superb extremely fine.. 
A. Tkalec AG 4,000 chf
71 AR Denarius (3.15 g), Rome mint. April-December 69. 
A VITELLIVS GERMANICVS IMP Bare head r. Rev. Victoria seated to l. holding patera in r. hand, palm branch in l. hand. 
RIC 71. BMC 4. C. 121.
Lovely gray patina. Extremely fine.
Ex Auction Ratto, Milan, 26 January 1955, lot 394.
UBS Auction 78 - 9 September 2008
No.: 1543
8,500 chf
72 AV Aureus (7.22 g), Rome mint. April-December 69. 
A VITELLIVS GERMAN IMP TR P Bare head r. Rev. CONCOR - DIA PR Concordia seated left, holding patera and cornucopia. 
BMC 6; Calico 543; Coh. 19; RIC 72.
Extremely fine.
Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co. KG Auction 111 - 18 March 2006 
No.: 6631
30,000 $
73 AV Aureus (3.46 g), Rome mint. April-December 69. 
A VITELLIVS GERMAN IMP TR P Bare head r. Rev. CONCOR - DIA PR Concordia seated left, holding patera and cornucopia. 
BMC 7. RIC 73.
Extremely fine. 
Leu Numismatik AG Auction 86 - 5 May 2003
No.: 790
3,600 chf
74 X AV Aureus, Rome mint. April-December 69. 
A VITELLIVS GERMAN IMP TR P Bare head r. Rev. IVPPITER VICTOR Jupiter seated to left on throne, holding victory in right hand and sceptre in left.
RIC 74. C 43.
   
75 AR Denarius (3.24 g), Rome mint. April-December 69. 
A VITELLIVS GERMAN IMP TR P Laureate head r.. Rev. IVPPITER VICTOR Jupiter seated to left on throne, holding victory in right hand and sceptre in left.
RIC 75. BMC 8. BN 40. RSC 44.
EF, surfaces a bit rough.
Classical Numismatic Group Triton V - 15 January 2002
No.: 1906
750 $
76 Aureus late April-early December 69, AV 7.2 g. 
A VITELLIVS GERMAN IMP TR P Laureate head of Vitellius r. Rev. L VITELLIVS COS III CENSOR Laureate and draped bust of L. Vitellius r., holding eagle-tipped sceptre. 
C 3. BMC 10. RIC 76. CBN –. Calicó 569a (these dies).
Extremely rare and among the finest specimens known of this exceedingly difficult issue. Two magnificent portrait with a very attractive reddish tone and about extremely fine
Possibly from the Boscoreale hoard of 1895.
Numismatica Ars Classica  Auction 52 - 7 October 2009
No.: 365
50,000 chf
77 AR Denarius (2.86 g, 6h), Rome mint. April-December 69. 
A VITELLIVS GERMAN IMP TR P Laureate head of Vitellius r. Rev. L VITELLIVS COS III CENSOR Laureate and draped bust of L. Vitellius r., holding eagle-tipped sceptre. 
RIC I 77; RSC 3a (Lucius Vitellius).
Good VF, lightly toned, some smoothing and porosity. Rare.
Classical Numismatic Group Mail Bid Sale 79 - September 17th, 2008 
No.: 1080
3,000 $
78 AV Aureus (6.23 g, 6h), Rome mint. April-December 69. 
A VITELLIVS GERMAN IMP TR P Laureate head of Vitellius r. Rev. LIBERI IMP GERMAN Busts of the two children of Vitellius, bare, facing one another, the son on the left, the daughter on the right.
RIC 78. BMC 12.
Fine.
British Museum  
79 AR Denarius (3.44 g), Rome mint. April-December 69. 
A VITELLIVS GERMAN IMP TR P Laureate head of Vitellius r. Rev. LIBERI IMP GERMAN Busts of the two children of Vitellius, bare, facing one another, the son on the left, the daughter on the right.
RIC 79. BMC 12 note. RSC 5.
Nice VF, choice flan, well struck showing bold, identifiable portraits of both children. Exceptional for this issue which almost always come very worn.
Classical Numismatic Group Mail Bid Sale 58 - 19 September 2001 
No.: 1127
1,600 $
80 AV Aureus (7.33 g), Rome mint. April-December 69. 
A VITELLIVS GERMAN IMP TR P Laureate head r. Rev. LIBERTAS RESTITVTA Libertas standing facing, head r., holding pileus in r. hand and long rod in l. 
C –, cf. 48 (denarius). BMC –, cf. 13 (denarius). RIC 80. CBN –, cf. 41 (denarius). Calicó 563 (this coin).
Extremely rare. A bold portrait struck in high relief. Minor mark on reverse field, otherwise about extremely fine
Ex NAC sale 10, 1997, 596. 
Numismatica Ars Classica Auction 51 - 5 March 2009 
No.: 214
45,000 chf
81 AR Denarius (3.49 g), Rome mint. April-December 69. 
A VITELLIVS GERMAN IMP TR P Laureate head r. Rev. LIBERTAS RESTITVTA Libertas standing facing, head r., holding pileus and sceptre. 
C 48. BMC 13. CBN 41. RIC 81.
A bold portrait well-struck on sound metal, extremely fine / good extremely fine
Numismatica Ars Classica Auction 27 - 12 May 2004 
No.: 348
2,800 chf
82 AV Aureus (7.44 g), Rome mint. April-December 69.
A VITELLIVS GERMAN IMP TR P Laureate head r. Rev. S P Q R / OB / C S in oak wreath. 
RIC 82. BMC 14. C 85. CBN 42. Calicó 574 (this coin). Biaggi 283 (this coin).Very rare and one of the finest aurei of Vitellius in existence. A marvellous portrait with an appealing reddish tone. Virtually as struck and almost Fdc
Ex Hirsch 30, 1911, 923; Glendining 1951, Ryan, 1676 and Leu 22, 1979, 221 sales. From the Boscoreale hoard.
The quality of the portraits on aurei of Vitellius varies greatly, from virtual caricatures to the shrewdly realistic, and this one ranks among the finest. Many of this artist’s contemporaries succumbed to the temptation to portray Vitellius as so obese as to be virtually featureless. That criticism cannot be levelled against the master who engraved this portrait: hardly a more pleasing image could have been created of this complex, if less-than-admirable personality of Rome’s civil war. The ‘civic crown’ that appears on the reverse had been traditionally presented to Romans who in battle saved the life of another citizen, though it could also be awarded for saving a life under other circumstances, or for saving the state. It was one of the greatest public honours, and recipients received wide ranging perks from the practical to the honorary, such as having spectators rise when they entered a public theatre. The crown was awarded to Augustus in 27 B.C. as a reflection of his restoration of peace in the realm, which, by logical extension saved the lives of many Romans and preserved the state. This coin type became standard among the emperors, even if they had not personally earned the corona civica; indeed, the bestowal of the oak wreath probably had become a standard part of the accession honours by the reign of Claudius.
Numismatica Ars Classica Auction 38 - 21 March 2007
No.: 37
360,000chf
83 AR Denarius (3.41 g, 6h), Rome mint. April-December 69. 
A VITELLIVS GERMAN IMP TR P Laureate head r. Rev. S P Q R / OB / C S in oak wreath. 
RIC 83. BMCRE 15. RSC 86.
VF, wonderful old gray cabinet toning, slightly iridescent.
Classical Numismatic Group Mail Bid Sale 70 - 21 September  2005. 
No.: 891
800 $
84 X AR Quinarius, Rome mint. April-December 69. 
A VITELLIVS AVG IMP GERMAN Laureate head r. Rev. VICTORIA AVGVSTI Victory adavancing to right, holding wreath in right hand and palm in left 
RIC 84.
   
85 AV Aureus (7.32 g), Rome mint. April-December 69. 
A VITELLIVS GERMAN IMP TR P Laureate head r. Rev. XV VIR – SACR AVG Tripod with dolphin set r. on top and raven standing r. below. 
C 110. BMC –. RIC 85. CBN –. Calicó 585.
Very rare. A strong portrait well struck on a very large flan, an almost invisible metal flaw on neck, otherwise extremely fine
Ex Rauch sale 75, 2005, 352.
Numismatica Ars Classica Auction 46 - 2 April 2008 
No.: 525
45,000 chf
86 AR Denarius (3.25 g), Rome mint. April-December 69. 
A VITELLIVS GERMAN IMP TR P Laureate head r. Rev. XV VIR – SACR AVG Tripod with dolphin set r. on top and raven standing r. below. 
C 114. BMC 17. CBN 46. RIC 86.
Struck on a very large flan, toned and extremely fine 
Numismatica Ars Classica Auction 33 - 6 April 2006
No.: 443
4,250 chf
87 X AV Aureus, Rome mint. April-December 69. 
A VITELLIVS GERMAN IMP TR P Bare head r. Rev. Victoria seated to l. holding patera in r. hand, palm branch in l. hand. 
RIC 87.
   
88 AR Denarius (3.02 g), Rome mint. April-December 69. 
A VITELLIVS GERMAN IMP TR P Bare head r. Rev. Victoria seated to l. holding patera in r. hand, palm branch in l. hand. 
RIC 88. C 119.
Good very fine. 
H.D. Rauch Mail Bid Sale 10 - 2 March 2006
No.: 326
500 $
89 AV Aureus (7.31 g), Rome mint. April-December 69. 
A VITELLIVS GERMAN IMP TR P Laureate head r. Rev. CONCOR – DIA P R Concordia seated to l. holding patera and double cornucopiae.
Calico 543a (this specimen). Cohen 19. RIC 89.
Rare. Broad planchet. Excellent portrait. Almost extremely fine-good very fine.
UBS Auction 75 - 22 January 2008
No.: 1019
20,000 chf
90 AR Denarius (3.33 g), Rome mint. April-December 69. 
A VITELLIVS GERMAN IMP TR P Laureate head r. Rev. CONCOR – DIA P R Concordia seated to l. holding patera and double cornucopiae.
RIC 90. C. 18. BMC 20. CBN 52.
Extremely fine.
Numismatik Lanz München Auction 128 - May 22nd, 2006 
No.: 306
2,300 $
91 X AR Quinarius, Rome mint. April-December 69. 
A VITELLIVS GERM IMP TR P Laureate head r. Rev. CONCOR – DIA P R Concordia seated to l. holding patera and double cornucopiae.
RIC 90. 
   
92 X AV Aureus, Rome mint. April-December 69. 
A VITELLIVS GERM IMP AVG TR P Laureate head r. Rev. IVPPITER VICTOR, Jupiter seated left, holding Victory and sceptre.
Cohen 41. RIC 92.
   
93 AR Denarius (3.24 g), Rome mint. April-December 69. 
A VITELLIVS GERM IMP AVG TR P Laureate head r. Rev. IVPPITER VICTOR, Jupiter seated left, holding Victory and sceptre.
RIC 93. BMC 22. RSC 42.
Good very fine.
Classical Numismatic Group 975 $
94 AV Aureus (7.30 g), Rome mint. April-December 69. 
A VITELLIVS GERM IMP AVG TR P Laureate head r. Rev. L VITELLIVS COS III CENSOR Lucius Vitellius, togate, seated l. on curule chair, feet on stool, holding eagle-tipped sceptre in l. hand and extending r. 
RIC 94. BMC 23. C 54 var. (holding branch in r. hand). CBN 54. Calicó 570a (this coin).
Very rare. A metal flaw on obverse behind head, otherwise extremely fine
Ex Triton IV, 2000, 491 and NAC 24, 2002, European Nobleman, 44 sales.
Numismatica Ars Classica Auction 41 - 20 November 2007 
No.: 58
100,000 chf
95 AR Denarius (3.29 g, 6h), Rome mint. April-December 69. 
A VITELLIVS GERM IMP AVG TR P Laureate head r. Rev. L VITELLIVS COS III CENSOR Lucius Vitellius, togate, seated l. on curule chair, feet on stool, holding eagle-tipped sceptre in l. hand and extending r. 
RIC 95. BMC 24. 
Very fine.
British Museum  
96 AV Aureus (7.40 g), Rome mint. April-December 69. 
A VITELLIVS GERM IMP AVG TR P Laureate head r. Rev. L VITELLIVS COS III CENSOR Lucius Vitellius, togate, seated to l. on curule chair, holds eagle-tipped sceptre in l. hand and branch in r. hand.
RIC 96. BMC -. C. 54. 
Very rare. Well centred portrait of high relief. Extremely fine.
UBS Auction 78 - 9 September 2008
No.: 1540
56,000 chf
97 X AR Denarius, Rome mint. April-December 69. 
A VITELLIVS GERM IMP AVG TR P Laureate head r. Rev. L VITELLIVS COS III CENSOR Lucius Vitellius, togate, seated to l. on curule chair, holds eagle-tipped sceptre in l. hand and branch in r. hand.
RIC 97. C. 55. 
   
98 X AV Aureus, Rome mint. April-December 69. 
A VITELLIVS GERM IMP AVG TR P Laureate head of Vitellius r. Rev. L VITELLIVS COS III CENSOR Laureate and draped bust of L. Vitellius r., holding eagle-tipped sceptre. 
RIC 98.
   
99 AR Denarius (3.19 g), Rome mint. April-December 69. 
A VITELLIVS GERM IMP AVG TR P Laureate head of Vitellius r. Rev. L VITELLIVS COS III CENSOR Laureate and draped bust of L. Vitellius r., holding eagle-tipped sceptre. 
C Vitellius Senior 2. BMC 26. RIC 99. CBN 58.
Very rare and in exceptional condition for the issue. Two magnificent portraits and an appealing iridescent tone and extremely fine
Ex Tkalec 1992, 241 and Tkalec 1998, 129 sales.
Numismatica Ars Classica Auction 45 - 2 April 2008 
No.: 102
18,000 chf
100 AV Aureus (7.32 g, 6h), Rome mint. April-December 69. 
A VITELLIVS GERM IMP AVG TR P Laureate head of Vitellius r. Rev. LIBERI IMP GERM AVG Busts of the two children of Vitellius, draped, heads bare, facing one another, the son on the left, the daughter on the right. 
RIC 100. BMC 27.
Extremely fine.
British Museum  
101 AR Denarius (3.57 g), Rome mint. April-December 69. 
A VITELLIVS GERM IMP AVG TR P Laureate head of Vitellius r. Rev. LIBERI IMP GERM AVG Busts of the two children of Vitellius, draped, heads bare, facing one another, the son on the left, the daughter on the right. 
RIC 101. BMC 28. C. 4.
Toned. Extremely fine.
UBS Auction 78 - 9 September 2008
No.: 1551
31,000 chf
102 X AV Aureus, Rome mint. April-December 69. 
A VITELLIVS GERM IMP AVG TR P Laureate head of Vitellius r. Rev. LIBERI IMP GERM Busts of the two children of Vitellius, draped, heads bare, facing one another, the son on the left, the daughter on the right. 
RIC 102. 
   
103 AR Denarius (3.36 g), Rome mint. April-December 69. 
A VITELLIVS GERM IMP AVG TR P Laureate head of Vitellius r. Rev. LIBERI IMP GERM Busts of the two children of Vitellius, draped, heads bare, facing one another, the son on the left, the daughter on the right. 
C 2. BMC 29. RIC 103. CBN 62.
Very rare. Minor areas of corrosion in fields, otherwise good very fine / about extremely fine
Ex Leu and M&M sale 67, 1965, 1151. Niggler collection.
Numismatica Ars Classica Auction 51 - 5 March 2009 
No.: 898
3,500 chf
104 AV Aureus (7.25 g), Rome mint. April-December 69. 
A VITELLIVS GERM IMP AVG TR P Laureate head of Vitellius r. Rev. LIBERTAS RESTITVTA Libertas, draped, standing to front, head to right, holding pileus and long sceptre. 
BMC 30. RIC 104.
Good very fine.
Numismatik Lanz München Auction 102 - 28 May 2001 
No.: 505
12,500 $
105 AR Denarius (3.44 g), Rome mint. April-December 69. 
A VITELLIVS GERM IMP AVG TR P Laureate head r. Rev. LIBERTAS – RESTITVTA Libertas standing facing, head r., holding pileus and long rod. 
C 47. BMC 31. CBN 69. RIC 105.
A realistic portrait well struck in high relief. Extremely fine
Numismatica Ars Classica Auction 29 - May 11th, 2005
No.: 499
3,700 chf
106 AV Aureus (7.30 g, 5h), Rome mint. April-December 69. 
A VITELLIVS GERM IMP AVG. Portrait bust, laureate, r.; dotted border. Rev. PONT MAXIM. Vesta, veiled, draped, seated on throne r., holding patera and sceptre; exergue and dotted border. 
RIC I² 106; BMCRE 33; BN 70; Hunter 16; Mazzini Coll. 71; Calicó 571 (all from different dies); C. 71.  
Rare. Extremely fine. Bold portrait.
Numismatik Lanz München Auction 145 - 5 January 2009 
No.: 69
150,000 $
107 AR Denarius (3.25 g), Rome mint. April-December 69. 
A VITELLIVS GERM IMP AVG TR P Laureate head r. Rev. PONT – MAXIM Vesta seated r. on throne, holding patera and sceptre. 
C 71. BMC 34. CBN 71. RIC 107.
Extremely fine
Numismatica Ars Classica Auction 33 - 6 April 2006
No.: 444
2,000 chf
108 AV Aureus (7.33 g, 6h), Rome mint. April-December 69. 
A VITELLIVS GERM IMP AVG TR P Laureate head of Vitellius to right. Rev. XV VIR SACR FAC Tripod lebes with dolphin above and raven standing right below. 
Biaggi 288. BMC 38. BN 75. C. 110. RIC 108.
Very rare. Magnificently toned and lustrous, beautifully struck and with a superb portrait. Virtually as struck.
From the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and of J.H. Durkee, Sotheby & Co., Zürich, 10 November 1972, 53; from the Bosco Reale hoard of 1895.
Note: This spectacular coin, surely one of the finest aurei of Vitellius in existence, bears one of the most elegant of all Vitellian portraits. It makes him look far nobler than his reputation suggests. He was the son of the distinguished consul Lucius Vitellius, but seems to have had a rather checkered youth, much of it spent in debauchery in the circles of Tiberius, where he became friendly with Caligula. He also became famous for his gluttony and, so, became friends with Nero as well. Thanks to his father he received a number of high offices, but he certainly was not particularly competent in any of them. He was made governor of Lower Germany by Galba in 68, presumably because he was considered a safe choice, but joined his troo1 when they threw off their allegiance to Galba on 1 January 69. When Galba was killed and was succeeded by Otho Vitellius continued his march on Rome during which, on 14 April, his forces defeated Otho’s troo1 at the bloody first battle of Bedriacum near Cremona. Otho then committed suicide and Vitellius was, for the moment, the unchallenged ruler of Rome. However, the eastern legions felt left out and proclaimed their commander Vespasian emperor in July. In the end the situation became increasingly chaotic and Vitellius tried to come to an arrangement over his abdication: this fell through and Vitellius was murdered during the unrest in Rome that preceded the entrance of Vespasian’s better-disciplined troo1 into the city. The reverse of this coin celebrates Vitellius’ membership in the priestly college that supervised the Sibylline oracles: they were famous for their special, gourmet dinners and that is, perha1, why Vitellius enjoyed being a member so much! 
Leu Numismatik AG Auction 87 - 6 May 2003
No.: 8
68,000 chf
109 AR Denarius (3.13 g), Rome mint. April-December 69. 
A VITELLIVS GERM IMP AVG TR P Laureate head r. Rev. XV VIR – SACR AVG Tripod-lebes with dolphin lying r. on top and raven standing r. below. 
RIC 109. BMC 39. C 111. CBN 77.
A strong portrait and a very attractive tone. Good extremely fine / extremely fine
Ex M&M 38, 1968, Voirol, 384 and Sternberg 2, 1974, 52 sales.
Numismatica Ars Classica Auction 38 - 21 March 2007
No.: 38
5,000 chf
110 AR Denarius (3.47 g, 6h), Rome mint. April-December 69. 
A VITELLIVS GERM IMP AVG TR P Laureate head r. Rev. Victory, draped, seated left, holding patera in right hand and palm in left hand.
RIC 110. BMC 41. 
Very fine.
British Museum  
111 X AV Aureus, Rome mint. April-December 69. 
A VITELLIVS GER IMP AVG P M TR P Laureate head of Vitellius to right. Rev. VICTORIA AVGVSTI Victory, draped, advancing left to fix trophy to tree-trunk; on right, shield and bow.
RIC 111. C 97.
   
112 AR Denarius (3.73 g, 6h), Rome mint. April-December 69. 
A VITELLIVS GER IMP AVG P M TR P Laureate head r. Rev. VICTOR – IA AVGVSTI Victory, draped, advancing left to fix trophy to tree-trunk; on right, shield and bow.
RIC 112. BMC 46. 
Very fine. 
British Museum  
113 X Æ Sestertius, Rome mint. April-December 69. 
A VITELLIVS GERMANICVS IMP AVG P M TR P Laureate and draped bust r. Rev. HONOS ET VIRTVS, S - C in exergue, Honos, bare from the waist up, standing r., holding long vertical sceptre in r. hand and cornucopiae in l., facing Virtus, in military attire, standing l., holding parazonium in r. hand and vertical spear in l., r. foot on boar’s head.
RIC 113. 
   
114 X Æ Sestertius, Rome mint. April-December 69. 
A VITELLIVS GERMANICVS IMP AVG P M TR P Laureate and draped bust r. Rev. L VITELL CEN – SOR II, S - C in exergue, Lucius Vitellius, togate, seated to l. on platform, clasping hand of foremost of three togate figures before him; behind them, togate figure seated r.
RIC 114. 
   
115 Sestertius April – December 69, Æ 26.28 g. 
A VITELLIVS GERMANICVS IMP AVG P M TR P Laureate and draped bust r. Rev. MARS – VICTOR S – C Mars, helmeted and in military dress, with parazonium at side, striding l., holding Victory and trophy over shoulder. 
C 61. BMC 52, note +. CBN 91. RIC 115.
Very rare. A marvellous portrait in jpg" class="highslide" onclick="return hs.expand(this)">
Numismatica Ars Classica Auction 29 - May 11th, 2005
No.: 500
9,000 chf
116 Sestertius April – December 69, Æ 25.38 g, 7h. 
A VITELLIVS GERMANICVS IMP AVG P M TR P Laureate and draped bust r. Rev. MARS – VICTOR S – C Mars, helmeted and in military dress with parazonium at side, advancing left, holding Victory in right hand and aquila in left hand over left shoulder. 
RIC 116. BMC 53.
British Museum  
117 Sestertius late April-December 69, Æ 27.61 g. 
A VITELLIVS GERMANICVS IMP AVG P M TR P Laureate bust r. Rev. PAX AVGVSTI S – C Pax standing l., holding branch and cornucopiae. 
C 66. BMC 57. RIC 117. CBN –.
Very rare and possibly the finest sestertius of Vitellius in existence. A realistic portrait, work of a very skilled engraver well struck in high relief. Tiber tone, extremely fine
Ex Ars Antiqva sale 2, 2001, 255 (illustrated on the cover page). From the William James Conte collection.
Had the strange and unpredictable tides of civil war not intervened in the life of Aulus Vitellius, he probably would have remained unknown to history, except, perhaps, for the chance discovery of his tombstone. Instead, Galba appointed him governor of Lower Germany late in 68 with the intent of removing him from the capital, and once there Vitellius was swept into power at the head of an insubordinate army intent on marching to Rome to collect their unpaid bonus.
As the uprising gained momentum the emperor whom the legions intended to threaten, Galba, was overthrown by his subordinate Otho, who was doomed to a very brief reign. Already en route, the German legions decided to continue, and after they had triumphed in a bloody contest with Otho’s army in Northern Italy the senate hailed their candidate Augustus. Vitellius was still in Gaul with the remainder of his troops when he learned of the victory and the actions of the senate, and he celebrated upon reaching the provincial capital of Lugdunum.
He then continued on to Italy and joined the advance legions, leading his 60,000 men on a leisurely march toward Rome that occupied more than a month. Upon arriving he remained in office for eight chaotic months until armies loyal to a new contender, Vespasian, marched on Rome and caused his overthrow.
The portrait on this sestertius is exceptionally well executed, and due to the full rendering of GERMANICVS, we know that it must have been among the very first produced at the Rome mint, for that title was increasingly abbreviated in subsequent issues to GERMAN, GERMA and GERM. Despite the length of Vitellius’ reign and the variety of his aes coinage, Kraay suggests his output was much smaller than Galba’s, requiring no more than one of the mint’s several officinae. 
Numismatica Ars Classica Auction 51 - 5 March 2009 
No.: 215
90,000 chf
118 Sestertius late April-December 69, Æ 28.43 g. 
A VITELLIVS GERMANICVS IMP AVG P M TR P Laureate and draped bust r. Rev. PAX AVGVSTI S – C Pax standing l., holding branch and cornucopiae. 
RIC 118. BMC p. 377, †. C 67. CBN 92.
Very rare and in exceptional condition for the issue. A fantastic portrait well struck in high relief with a lovely green patina, extremely fine
Ex Rauch sale 76, 2005, 492. 
Numismatica Ars Classica Auction 46 - 2 April 2008 
No.: 526
35,000 chf
119 X      
120 X      
121 Sestertius late April-December 69, Æ 26.00 g. 
A VITELLIVS GERMANICVS IMP AVG P M TR P Laureate and draped bust r. Rev. S – C across field, Mars, helmeted and nude but for flowing cloak, advancing right, holding spear in right hand and legionary aquila over left shoulder. 
RIC 121. C. 80. BMC 60. CBN 95.
Very fine 
Numismatik Lanz München Auction 94 - 22 November 1999
No.: 300
6,000 $
122 X      
123 X      
124 Sestertius late April-20 December 69, Rome. 26,54 g. 
A VITELLIVS GERMANICVS IMP AVG P M TR P Draped bust, laureate, to r. Rev. AVGVSTI – VICTORIA Victory standing to r. and inscribing OB/CIVES/SER on round shield on palm-tree. 
RIC 124. BMC 63. C. 105. Vagi 866. 
Rare. Only partially cleaned. Green patina. Rough surfaces. Very fine.
UBS auction 78 - 9 September 2008
No.: 1548
7,250 chf
125 As late April-20 December 69, Rome. 8,68 g, 6h. 
A VITELLIVS GERMANICVS IMP AVG P M TR P Draped bust, laureate, to r. Rev. AEQVITAS AVGVSTI S – C Aequitas, draped, standing left, holding scales in right hand and vertical rod in left hand. 
RIC 125. BMC 69. 
British Museum  
126 X      
127 X      
128 X      
129 As late April-20 December 69, Rome. 10,95 g, 5h. 
A VITELLIVS GERMANICVS IMP AVG P M TR P Draped bust, laureate, to r. Rev. PROVIDENT in exergue S – C across field, Altar-enclosure with double-panelled doors in front and projections on top corners. 
RIC 129. 
British Museum  
130 Dupondius late April-20 December 69, Rome. 18,39 g, 12h. 
A VITELLIVS GERMANICVS IMP AVG P M TR P Draped bust, laureate, to r. Rev. ROMA in exergue S – C across field, Roma, helmeted and in military dress, seated left on cuirass, right foot on helmet, holding Victory in right hand and left hand resting on parazonium at side; behind her, two shields. 
RIC 130. BMC 68. 
British Museum  
131 X      
132 X      
133 Æ Sestertius late April-20 December 69, Rome. 28,41 g, 6h. 
A VITELLIVS GERMAN IMP AVG P M TR P Draped bust, laureate, to r. Rev. CONCORD AVG, S – C in exergue, Concordia, draped, seated left on throne, holding branch in right hand and transverse sceptre in left hand. 
RIC 133. BMC 48. 
British Museum  
134 Æ Sestertius late April-20 December 69, Rome. 22,99 g, 6h. 
A VITELLIVS GERMAN IMP AVG P M TR P Draped bust, laureate, to r. Rev. L VITELL CENSOR II, S – C in exergue, L. Vitellius, bare-headed and togate, seated left on platform on right, clasping hand of foremost of three togate figures before him; behind them, togate figure seated right. 
RIC 134. BMC 49. 
British Museum  
135 X      
136 Sestertius 19 April – 20 December 69, Æ 26.56 g. 
A VITELLIVS GERMAN IMP AVG P M TR P Laureate and draped bust r. Rev. MARS VICTOR S – C Mars, helmeted and in military dress, striding l., holding Victory in r. hand, parazonium at side and trophy over l. shoulder. 
C 58 var. BMC 52. CBN –. RIC 136.
Very rare and in unusually good condition for this issue. Attractive portrait, dark green patina and good very fine 
Numismatica Ars Classica Auction 33 - 6 April 2006
No.: 445
16,000 chf
137 X      
138 X      
139 Sestertius. 19 April – 20 December 69, Æ 25.34 g. 
A VITELLIVS. GERMAN. IMP AVG P M TR P Laureate, draped bust r. Rev. PAX - AVGVSTI / S-C Pax, wearing long dress, standing l., holding cornucopiae in her l. hand, laurel branch with her outstretched r. hand. 
RIC 275, 139. C. 65. BN III, 83, 107. 
Rare. Strong portrait. Beautiful blackish green patina, slightly smoothed. Extremely fine 
Baldwin's Auctions Ltd, Dmitry Markov Coins & Medals, M&M Numismatics Ltd The New York Sale XI - 11 January 2006
No.: 276
18,500 $
140 Sestertius. 19 April – 20 December 69, Æ 26.72 g, 6h. 
A VITELLIVS GERMAN IMP AVG P M TR P Laureate, draped bust r. Rev. PAX AVGVSTI / S-C Pax, wearing long dress, standing l., holding cornucopiae in her l. hand, laurel branch with her outstretched r. hand. 
RIC 275, 140. BMC 56.  
British Museum  
141 Sestertius. 19 April – 20 December 69, Æ 27.12 g, 6h. 
A VITELLIVS GERMAN IMP AVG P M TR P Laureate, draped bust r. Rev. S-C Mars, helmeted and naked but for cloak, advancing right, holding transverse spear in right hand and trophy in left hand over left shoulder. 
RIC 141. BMC 58.  
British Museum  
142 Sestertius. 19 April – 20 December 69, Æ 24.77 g, 6h. 
A VITELLIVS GERMAN IMP AVG P M TR P Laureate, draped bust r. Rev. VIC - TO - RIA - AVG / S-C Victory, naked to waist, standing right, left foot on helmet, inscribing OB / CIVES / SER on round shield fixed to palm-tree. 
RIC 142. 
British Museum  
143 Sestertius. 19 April – 20 December 69, Æ 27.45 g, 7h. 
A VITELLIVS GERMAN IMP AVG P M TR P Laureate, draped bust r. Rev. VICTORIA - AVGVSTI / S-C Victory, naked to waist, standing right, left foot on helmet, inscribing OB / CIVES / SER on round shield fixed to palm-tree. 
RIC 143. 
British Museum  
144 X      
145 As. 19 April – 20 December 69, Æ 8.63 g, 6h. 
A VITELLIVS GERMAN IMP AVG P M TR P Laureate, draped bust r. Rev. CERES - AVG / S-C Ceres, draped, seated left, holding corn-ears in right hand and torch in left hand. 
RIC 145. BMC 71.
British Museum  
146 Dupondius. 19 April – 20 December 69, Æ 13.58 g, 6h. 
A VITELLIVS GERMAN IMP AVG P M TR P Laureate, draped bust r. Rev. PAX - AVGVSTI / S-C Pax, draped, standing left, holding branch in right hand and cornucopia in left hand. 
RIC 146. BMC 66.
British Museum  
147 var Æ Dupondius, 14,17 g. Rome. c. 69.
A VITELLIVS GERM IMP AVG P M TR P Laureate head r. Rev.: PAX AVGVSTI / S C Roma and Vitellius clasping hands.
Bernhart 118; cf. RIC 147 and BMC 67 (GERMAN IMP).
RRR. Dark patina
A. Tkalec AG Auction 2008 - 29 February 2008
No.: 453
6,700 chf
148 X      
149 X      
150 X      
151 As. 19 April – 20 December 69, Æ 11.83 g, 6h. 
A VITELLIVS GERMAN IMP AVG P M TR P Laureate, draped bust r. Rev. VICTOR - AVGVS / S-C Victory, draped, advancing left, placing shield on trophy; at its base, captive seated left on globe. 
RIC 151. BMC 77.
British Museum  
152 X      
153 As. 19 April – 20 December 69, Æ 10.05 g, 6h. 
A VITELLIVS GERMAN IMP AVG P M TR P Laureate, draped bust r. Rev. S-C Aquila between two standards, all set on ships' prows.
RIC 153. 
British Museum  
154 X      
155 X      
156 Æ Sestertius (35mm, 26.65 gm, 6h). Rome mint. Struck April-December 69 AD. 
A VITELLIVS GERMA IMP AVG P M TR P, laureate and draped bust right. Rev. MARS - VICTOR / S-C Mars advancing left, parazonium at side, holding trophy and Victory, who holds wreath and palm. 
RIC I 156; BMCRE -; Cohen 60. 
Near EF, attractive brown surfaces, a hint of light smoothing, short hairline flan crack. Rare with this obverse legend.
Classical Numismatic Group Mail Bid Sale 66 - May 19th, 2004 
No.: 1005
 
10,000 $
157 X      
158 Æ Sestertius (29.1 g, 7h). Rome mint. Struck April-December 69 AD. 
A VITELLIVS GERMA IMP AVG P M TR P, laureate and draped bust left. Rev. S-C Mars, helmeted and naked but for cloak, advancing right, holding transverse spear in right hand and trophy in left hand over left shoulder. 
RIC I 158; BMCRE 59. 
British Museum  
159 X      
160 Æ As (10.34 g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck April-December 69 AD. 
A VITELLIVS GERMA IMP AVG P M TR P, laureate and draped bust right. Rev. AEQVITAS AVGVSTI / S - C Aequitas, draped, standing left, holding scales in right hand and vertical rod in left hand. 
RIC I 160; BMCRE 70.  
British Museum  
161 X      
162 Dupondius late April-20 December 69, Rome. 14,27 g. 
A VITELLIVS GERMA IMP AVG P M TR P Draped, laureate bust to r. Rev. CONCORDIA AVGVSTI Concordia seated to l. with patera in r. hand and cornucopia in l. hand. S C in exergue. 
RIC 162. BMC 65. C. 15. 
Green patina. Good very fine.
Ex Magnaguti Coll., Auction P. & P. Santamaria, Rome, 14 October 1949, lot 575.
UBS auction 78 - 9 September 2008
No.: 1549
5,750 chf
163 Æ As (8.52 gm, 6h) late April-20 December 69. Rome mint. 
A VITELLIVS GERMA IMP AVG P M TR P Draped bust right. Rev. S - C, Altar-enclosure with double panelled door. In exergue PROVIDENT.
RIC I 163; BMCRE 74; Cohen 74.
British Museum  
163 var Æ As (10.85 gm, 6h). Rome mint. 
A VITELLIVS GERMA IMP AVG P M TR P Laureate and draped bust right. Rev. S - C, Altar-enclosure with double panelled door. In exergue PROVIDENT.
RIC I 163 var. (no drapery); BMCRE 74 var. (same); Cohen 74 var. (same). 
VF, dark green patina. 
From the Rudolf Berk Collection. 
  400 $ 
164 X      
165 Æ As (9.75 gm, 6h) late April-20 December 69. Rome mint. 
A VITELLIVS GERMA IMP AVG P M TR P Laureate bust right. Rev. VICTOR AVGVSTI Victory, draped, advancing left, placing shield on trophy; at its base, captive seated left on globe, S - C in exergue.
RIC I 165; BMCRE 76.
British Museum  
166 Æ Sestertius (25.22 gm, 6h) late April-20 December 69. Rome mint. 
A VITELLIVS GERM IMP AVG P M TR P Laureate and draped bust right. Rev. ANNONA AVG Vitellius, bare-headed and in military dress, standing right, leaning on vertical spear in right hand and resting left hand on parazonium, opposite Ceres, draped, seated left, holding patera in right hand and torch in left hand; between, lighted altar; behind Ceres, ship's prow, S - C in exergue.
RIC I 166; BMCRE 47. 
British Museum  
167 X      
168 X      
169 Æ Sestertius (29.73 gm, 6h) late April-20 December 69. Rome mint. 
A VITELLIVS GERM IMP AVG P M TR P Laureate bust right. Rev. VICTORIA AVGVSTI Victory, naked to waist, standing right, left foot on helmet, inscribing OB / CIVES / SER on round shield fixed to palm-tree, S - C in exergue.
RIC I 169; BMCRE 61. 
British Museum  
Unlisted Æ As (9.94 g). Rome mint. Struck circa April-December, AD 69. 
A VITELLIVS GERM IMP AVG P M TR P, laureate head right. Rev. AEQVITAS AVGVSTI, S C in field, Aequitas, draped, standing left, holding scales in right hand and vertical rod in left hand.
RIC I -; BMCRE -; Cohen -. 
VF, dark green-brown patina.
Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co. KG Auction 111 - 18 March 2006 
No.: 6633
1,000 $
170 X      
171 Æ As (11.56 g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck circa April-December, AD 69. 
A VITELLIVS GERM IMP AVG P M TR P, laureate head right. Rev. CONCORDIA AVGVSTI, S C in exergue, Concordia seated left, cradling cornucopia in her left arm and sacrificing out of a patera in her right hand over a lighted altar to left. 
RIC I 171; BMCRE 72; BN -; Cohen 14. 
EF, dark green-brown patina. Exceptional high relief portrait. 
Classical Numismatic Group Triton X - 8 January 2007. 
No.: 595
5,500 $
172 X      
173 Æ As (10.76 g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck circa April-December, AD 69. 
A VITELLIVS GERM IMP AVG P M TR P, laureate head right. Rev. PROVIDENT in exergue, S C in field, Altar-enclosure with double-panelled doors in front and projections on top corners.
RIC I 173; BMCRE 75. 
British Museum  
174 Æ As (10.47 g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck circa April-December, AD 69. 
A VITELLIVS GERM IMP AVG P M TR P, Laureate and draped bust right. Rev. PROVIDENT in exergue, S C in field, Altar-enclosure with double-panelled doors in front and projections on top corners.
RIC I 174; BMCRE 73. 
British Museum  
175 Æ As (11.14 g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck circa April-December, AD 69. 
A VITELLIVS GERM IMP AVG P M TR P, Laureate bust right. Rev. SECVRITAS P ROMANI, Securitas, draped, seated left, head leaning on arm; before, altar. S C in exergue.
RIC I 175. 
British Museum  
176 X      

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