ELECTROTYPES AND MUSEUM REPLICA. Vitellius, 69. 'Denarius' (Silver, 18 mm, 3.65 g, 6 h), reverse die by Luigi Cigoi, 1811-1875. A VITELLIVS GER IMP AVG P M TR P Laureate head of Vitellius to right. Rev. DECVR 'Vitellius' riding on horseback to right, holding spear; before to right, a soldier, holding spear and shield, falling forward; behind to left, another soldier advancing right, holding spear and shield. Brunetti, Cigoi 105 (for reverse). Beautifully toned. Nearly extremely fine.
From the Jonathan K. Kern Collection of Electrotypes and Forgeries, Classical Numismatic Group E-Sale 419, 25 April 2018, 649.
The reverse of this interesting issue by Luigi Cigoi (1811-1875) loosely copies the Decursio-sestertii of Nero.