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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Vitellius AR Denarius Tripod Lebes Dolphin  Raven Rome 69 AD Budget Example
Vitellius AR Denarius Tripod Lebes Dolphin Raven Rome 69 AD Budget Example
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VITELLIUS SILVER DENARIUS 69 AD TRIPOD DOLPHIN RAVEN REV
VITELLIUS SILVER DENARIUS 69 AD TRIPOD DOLPHIN RAVEN REV
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FORVM Very Rare Vitellius Denarius His Son and Daughter on Reverse
FORVM Very Rare Vitellius Denarius His Son and Daughter on Reverse
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VITELLIUS 69AD Authentic Ancient Silver Roman Denarius Coin Rome NGC VF i58227
VITELLIUS 69AD Authentic Ancient Silver Roman Denarius Coin Rome NGC VF i58227
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AD 69 Ancient Roman Denarius Silver Coin Vitellius Rome mint ANACS F 15 AKR
AD 69 Ancient Roman Denarius Silver Coin Vitellius Rome mint ANACS F 15 AKR
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