Aulus Vitellius Germanicus Augustus was Roman Emperor from 16 April to 22 December 69 CE in a year of civil war known as the Year of the Four Emperors. VitelliusBust

Vitellius was proclaimed emperor by the armies of Germania Inferior and Germania Superior, which he commanded, following the quick succession of the previous emperors Galba and Otho. He defeated Otho at Bedriacum, and was recognized as emperor by the Senate.

However, the legions stationed in the eastern provinces proclaimed their commander, Vespasian, emperor instead. Vespasian, who was an accomplished general leading veterans, handily defeated Vespasian at the second battle of Bedriacum. Sensing defeat, Vitellius offered to abdicate but was prevented from doing so by the Praetorians. When Vitellius' soldiers reached Rome, the citizens organized resistance but were defeated. Vitellius was executed on the 22nd of December 69.

My Coins

With such a short rule, Vitellius' coins are not as common as the coins of other emperors. I have a single coin of Vitellius

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1 RIC 90 Concordia PR