- ID: 274

    Submitter: Jean-Luc

    Added: 1998-02-12

    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.

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