NGC AncientsCh XF
VITELLIUS, A.D. 69. AV Aureus (7.31 gms), Rome Mint. NGC Ch EF, Strike: 5/5 Surface: 3/5. RIC-94; Calico-565. Obverse: Laureate head right; Reverse: L. Vitellius the Elder, togate, seated left on curule chair, with feet on stool, extending one hand and holding eagle-tipped scepter. A popular and very alluring type, this particular example features a great strike with tremendous brilliance and originality, and only the slightest degree of gentle handling. Here, the brief emperor Vitellius honors his father, the extremely accomplished Lucius Vitellius the Elder. From the Dr. Michael Rogers Collection.<p>Ex: Sternberg XIX (11/1987) lot # 573.