Reproduction Denarius of Vitellius - Junior and Vitellia
Obverse: Laureate head of Vitellius, right. Text around A VITELLIVS GERM IMP AVG TR P.
Reverse: Confronting busts of Vitellius’ children Vitellius Junior, right, and his sister Vitellia, left. Txst around LIBERI IMP GERMAN.
History: This issue indicates that Vitellius intended to establish a dynasty with the images of his children from his second marriage on the reverse. However, he was brutally murdered by Vespasians soldiers in December 69 AD. Vitellius Junior was also murdered but Vitellia survived the fall of her father and was provided with a rich dowry.
Date: Rome mint, 69 AD