LVPL-9F1039: Vitellius Denarius

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Unique ID: LVPL-9F1039

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A denarius of the Emperor Vitellius (AD 69), RIC 107, RSC 72, BMC 34. Vitellius was Emperor for around eight months in a period of political upheaval known as the Year of the Four Emperors.

Obverse:- laureate head of Vitellius facing right, legend around 'A VITELLIVS GERM [IMP] AVG TR P'

Reverse:- Vesta seated facing right, holding sceptre and patera. Legend around 'PONT MAXIM'

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 69
Date to: Circa AD 69

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 17 mm
Width: 17.5 mm
Thickness: 2.3 mm
Weight: 3.15 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 8th January 2019 - Saturday 8th December 2018

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Ben Jones
Identified by: Mr Ben Jones

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Denarius (Empire)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Vitellius
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 3 [54-68]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Laureate head of Vitellius facing right.
Obverse inscription: A VITELLIVS GERM [IMP] AVG TR P

Reverse description: Vesta seated facing right, holding sceptre and patera.
Reverse inscription: PONT MAXIM

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine
RIC Identifier: RIC I (second edition) Vitellius 107
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • BMC : I 107

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: East Riding of Yorkshire (Unitary Authority)
District: East Riding of Yorkshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Etton

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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