How many people can say they have bought 3 Othos of any kind in 1 year? First was was a denarius that was sold off for a decent return to a specialist and my second Otho, a tetradrachm, is a very rare type but admit wasn't cheap. My latest, another Otho Tetradrachm, is a scarcer reverse type as well for him and I got it for just $79 shipped! How often can an Otho be bought for under $100, even if it is a provincial? This went with no bids so I won it for the opening bid. So I can assume the bad pics turned bidders off. Needless to say, I am happy to add it to my tetradrachm collection and it's much better in-hand than these pics show, especially the legends. So now I own 2 Othos. New Otho Otho (69 A.D.) Egypt, Alexandria Billon Tetradrachm O: ΑΥΤΟΚ ΜΑΡΚ ΟΘΩΝΟΣ ΚΑΙΣ ΣΕΒ, laureate head right; L A (date) to right. R:ΡΩΜΗ, helmeted and cuirassed bust of Roma right, holding shield and spear. 13.4g 23mm Dattari (Savio) 330; K&G 18.9; RPC I 5362; Emmett 186.1 My other Otho Tet. Otho (69 A.D.) Egypt, Alexandria Billon Tetradrachm O: AYTOK MAPK OΘΩNOΣ KAIΣ ΣEB, laureate head right, LA (year 1) lower right. R: EΛEY-ΘEPIA, Eleutheria (Liberty) standing left, wreath in extended right hand, scepter in left hand, leaning with left elbow on column, simpulum (ladle used for tasting and pouring sacrificial libations) left in lower left field. 12.58g 24.4mm Milne 359; RPC I 5354 (5 spec.); Dattari 327; BMC Alexandria p. 25, 208; Curtis 238; Kampmann 18.6; Emmett 184 This variety with a simpulum on the reverse is much rarer than the same type without this control symbol. RPC reports only 5 specimens with the simpulum and 17 specimens without it. This variety is missing from the important collections in Cologne, Paris, and Milan, and we know of only one example offered at auction in the past two decades (CNG 76, 12 Sep 2007, lot 3152, VF, $430 plus fees).