Денарий, серебро
Дата чеканки: 68—69 гг.*
Монетный двор: Южная Галлия (Немаус?)
вес: 3.36 г
АВЕРС:I. O. M. CAPITOLINVS — бюст Юпи­те­ра Капи­то­лий­ско­го с голой гру­дью и пла­щом на левом пле­че, в диа­де­ме и с боро­дой, обра­щен­ный вле­во; перед ним паль­мо­вая ветвь.
РЕВЕРС: VESTA P. R. QVIRITIVM — Веста сидит на троне вле­во, в дра­пи­ров­ке, с покры­той голо­вой, дер­жит пате­ру в пра­вой руке и факел в левой.
Ссылки: RIC I Civil Wars 125a Group IV “Military” (?) (Common)
BMCRE I Civil Wars, Upper Germany 72 “Military” Class (Pl. 51. 23)
Cohen I 432 p. 350 (30 Fr.)
RSC I Civil War 432 (VF £390)
Sear RCTV (2000) I 2082 (VF $1040, EF $2400)
Online: OCRE
Сохранность: Choice VF
* Дата чеканки: 68—69 гг., Верхняя Германия (BMCRE); 68—69 гг., Южная Галлия? (RIC); 68—69 гг., Немаус (RCTV).
Tom Peterson collection; Private purchase from Tom Cederline.
Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc. — Auction 91, lot 1981 (07.06.2016).
Оценочная стоимость: 3000—4000 USD. Цена реализации: 3408 USD.
Источник: http://images.goldbergauctions.com
Комментарий аукциона Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles (2016 г.):

This interesting Civil War type was struck for Vitellius, perhaps by his commander Fabius Valens, in southern Gaul shortly before the First Battle of Bedriacum, which saw the annihilation of Otho’s forces in mid-April, AD 69. The figure of Jupiter Optimus Maximus Capitolinus invokes the invincible might of Rome, while the figure of Vesta, who was the goddess of the Rome’s sacred hearth, symbolizes the Empire’s permanence. Coincidentally, the only priestly college in Rome with full-time acolytes was the order of Vestal Virgins, whose duty it was to keep Vesta’s flame continuously alight.

Although all Civil War coinage of AD 68-69 is rare today, it was originally struck on a vast scale in order to pay for the wartime expenses of various imperial contenders during this tumultuous period. The types are all anonymous in that they do not portray any of the figures involved, although one issue probably struck under Galba does indeed show the portrait of the deified emperor Augustus.

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