Emperor Vitellius Imperial Roman Coins

Vitellius coinEmperor Aulus Vitellius Germanicus, born in 15 was chosen by Galba in 68 to lead the Germania Inferior army. He became popular among these men due to his extremely good nature and generosity.

In 69 when two commanders of legions refused to renew their vows of allegiance to Galba, Vitellius was proclaimed emperor of both the Germania Inferior and Superior armies. 3 more armies sided with them shortly after.

They marched on to Rome to find that Otho was the present ruler after the death of Galba. It was in fact the senate that recognized his rule and was never acknowledged as emperor by the greater Roman Empire.

Hoping to win the favor of Othos, around 120 people confessed to being a part of Galba’s death. A list of these names was drawn up and after Othos' reign was over, Vitellius had every person on that list executed.

His reign however was to be short lived as he soon found out that eastern armies had proclaimed their commander, Vespasian as emperor. When the armies ruled by Vitellius discovered this he was virtually deserted by his former supporters.

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Pleasant  Inexpensive Vitellius Denarius Strong Expressive portrait
Pleasant Inexpensive Vitellius Denarius Strong Expressive portrait
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Vitellius Silver Denarius XV VIR SACR FAC Tripod Raven  Dolphin RIC 109 69AD
Vitellius Silver Denarius XV VIR SACR FAC Tripod Raven Dolphin RIC 109 69AD
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A Rare Denarius of the Emperor Vitellius 69 AD
A Rare Denarius of the Emperor Vitellius 69 AD
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Vitellius Silver Denarius CONCORDIA PR Concordia Seated Rome 69AD RIC 73 aVF
Vitellius Silver Denarius CONCORDIA PR Concordia Seated Rome 69AD RIC 73 aVF
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FORVM Vitellius Denarius Liberty Restored Fine Rose Toning Rare ex Deyo Coll
FORVM Vitellius Denarius Liberty Restored Fine Rose Toning Rare ex Deyo Coll
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