Het is een bodemvondst. Door de overbelichting van de microscoop wijk de kleur af want het is donker geoxideerd zilver, tegen zwart aan.
15 mm doorsnee en weegt 3.22 gram
Over de dubbelzijdige handshake ben ik niet veel tegen gekomen. De informatie over deze munt tot zoverre;
CIVIL WAR (68-69). Denarius. Uncertain mint, possibly in Southern Gaul.Obv: FIDES / EXERCITVVM.Clasped hands.
Two denarii from the Civil Wars of 68-69
https://www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/auct ... 4f01096617
March 69 AD. Lugdunum mint. Obv: FIDES / EXERCITVVM legend in two lines with clasped hands between. rev: FIDES / PRAETORIANORVM legend with clasped hands between. 3.52 grams. RIC 121; BMC 65; Sear 2084. Extremely fine. Very rare.
Meer info bij Vcoins:
https://www.vcoins.com/en/stores/incita ... fault.aspx
"CIVIL WAR of 68-69 AD AR silver denarius. Pro-Vitellian forces in Southern Gaul. FIDES EXERCITVVM, two clasped hands. Reverse - FIDES PRAETORIANORVM, two clasped hands. 18mm, 3.0g. RCV 2048, very rare. David R Sear, writing in RCV, agrees with Kraay (Num. Chron 1949, pp 78.) that this interesting, anonymous civil war issue was produced on behalf of Vitellius, to be used as 'bribe money' to suborn the soldiers, as well as the Praetorian Guard, loyal to Otho in the capital. "In March 69 AD, Vitellian commander Fabius Valens entered Italy from Southern Gaul at the head of a small band of secret agents. Their mission was to infiltrate the capital, especially the ranks of the Praetorians, with the object of disseminating pro-Vitellian propaganda and dissociating the guards from their allegiance to Otho. These coins, struck in advance in Southern Gaul, would thus have played a vital role as 'bribe money'. Despite these covert activities, the Praetorians remained loyal to their Emperor, though all was to be for naught, as the following month, the invading army of Vitellius was victorious at the battle of Bedriacum, and Otho took his own life" - David R Sear"
Het zou best kunnen dat er in deze variant met aan weerskanten dezelfde hand symbolen minder in omloop waren