Vitellius was proclaimed emperor following the quick succession of the previous emperors Galba and Otho, in a year of civil war known as the Year of the Four Emperors.
His claim to the throne was soon challenged by legions stationed in the eastern provinces, who proclaimed their commander Vespasian emperor instead. War ensued, leading to a crushing defeat for Vitellius at the Second Battle of Bedriacum in northern Italy. Once he realised his support was wavering, Vitellius prepared to abdicate in favor of Vespasian but was executed in Rome by Vespasian's soldiers on 22 December 69.
Reverse: CONCORDIA P R, Concordia seated left, holding patera and cornucopia
Die Orientation: 12 H
Weight: 2.91 g
Ex Pecunem.com auction lot 37-640 (Gitbud & Naumann)
Reverse: FIDES EXERCITVVM, Inscription in two lines with clasped hands between
Die Orientation: 3 H
Weight: 3.22 g
Reverse: CONCORDIA PR, Concordia seated left, holding patera and cornucopiae
Die Orientation: 5 H
Weight: 2.72 g
Reverse: VICTORIA AVGVSTI, Victory flying left, holding round shield inscribed SPQR
Die Orientation: 7 H
Weight: 3.45 g