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- ID: 274
Vitellius, 69 A.D.
Av.: AVITELLIVSGERMIMPAVGTRP Laureate head of Vitellius to r.
Rv.: LIBERI.IMP.GERM.AVG Bare-headed busts of Vitellius´ son and daughter, facing each other.
7,30 g. c. 20 mm.
BoC: 20/1, 1995, p. 17.
Prov.: Coll. Loebbecke, Auction Hirsch 15, 1906, lot 1382.
FAKE – A very deceptive counterfeit from the turn of the century, deceptive especially because the pedigree inspire confidence. The BoC publish a second counterfeit of this aureus which appeared in an Hirsch auction 1905.