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Otho AR Denarius 69 CE

Otho, 69. Denarius, Rome; 3.03 g. Obv: Head r .IMP M OTHO CAESAR AUG TR P Rev:Equitas stands l. with scales and scepter. PONT MAX BMC 6; Coh. 9; RIC² 19. Fine tone fine Ex: Dr. Jryki Muona Collection auction Fritz Rudolf Künker 304, Osnabrück March 2018, No. 1073 auction Fritz Rudolf Künker 312, Osnabrück October 2018, No. 2822 I am thrilled to have bought my second denarius of Otho. Otho was the second of the emperors n the year of the four emperors in 69 CE. After losing a battle to Aulus Vitellius he took his own life rather than needlessly spill more blood. I absolutely love the portrait on this coin. It is rendered in a truly artistic style. The PONT MAX reverse is rarer than the SECURI

 
 

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