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ANCIENT
CIRCA 18th Century
ROMAN SOLID SILVER
Coin Button
EMPEROR Marcus Otho Caesar Augustus
 
DETAILS:
 
Diameter: Approx. 9 cm
Weight: Approx 3 g
 
COIN BUTTON
depicts laureate right-facing head
of the EMPEROR Marcus Otho Caesar Augustus
MPM OTHO CAESAR AV CTRP
   
The SILVERY Surfaces have very high white metallic lustre 
when viewed under optical & illuminated lenses.
The blackening on the coin button is common 
in unearthed ancient silver coins 
and are often caused by the sulphides 
formed by organic matter in the earth. 
 
Credits: 
ATKINSONS BULLIONS & COINS
  

 

Available at:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/293942094959

 
 

Otho (/ˈθ/; Marcus Otho Caesar Augustus, 

born Marcus Salvius Otho;[a] 28 April 32 – 16 April 69) 

was Roman emperor for three months, 

from 15 January to 16 April 69. 

He was the second emperor of the Year of the Four Emperors.

      

A member of a noble Etruscan family, 

Otho was initially a friend and courtier of the young emperor Nero

until he was effectively banished to the governorship

of the remote province of Lusitania in 58

following his wife Poppaea Sabina‘s affair with Nero.

After a period of moderate rule in the province, 

he allied himself with Galba

the governor of neighbouring Hispania Tarraconensis,

during the revolts of 68. 

He accompanied Galba on his march to Rome, 

but revolted and murdered Galba at the start of the next year.

    

Inheriting the problem of the rebellion of Vitellius,

commander of the army in Germania Inferior,

Otho led a sizeable force which met Vitellius’ army at the Battle of Bedriacum.

After initial fighting resulted in 40,000 casualties,

 and a retreat of his forces, 

Otho committed suicide rather than fight on

and Vitellius was proclaimed emperor.

    

   

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Otho

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