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bpv_489940 - GALBA Tétradrachme

GALBA Tétradrachme AU
550.00 €(Approx. 660.00$ | 473.00£)
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Type : Tétradrachme
Date: an 1
Mint name / Town : Alexandrie, Égypte
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 150 ‰
Diameter : 24,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 13,23 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré un peu court sur la légende de droit. Belle tête de Galba. Joli revers. Patine foncée de collection ancienne avec des reflets dorés
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : LA.
Obverse description : Tête laurée de Galba à droite (O*).
Obverse legend : LOUK LIB SOULP GALBA KAIS SEB AU.
Obverse translation : (Lucius Servius Galba césar auguste empereur).

Reverse


Reverse description : Eleutheria (la Liberté) debout à gauche, s’appuyant sur une colonne avec le coude gauche, tenant une couronne de la main droite et un sceptre de la gauche ; dans le champ à gauche un simpulum.
Reverse legend : ELEU-JERIA, (EleuJeria).
Reverse translation : (Liberté).

Commentary


Un seul ruban visible.

Historical background


GALBA

(04/02/68 to 01/15/69) Servius Sulpicius Galba

Galba was born on 24 December 3 BC He was raised by Livie and will quickly climb all levels of the Roman administration. Praetor under Tiberius in 20 years, he is consul in 33, then legate of Upper Germany at the beginning of the reign of Caligula. It is proconsul of Africa in 42 after winning a great victory over the Chatti the previous year covering the signs of Varus. This is a great aristocrat, very rich, whose homosexuality was well known from Suetonius. Nero appointed Governor of Spain Tarraconaise. This is where it comes into rebellion against Nero April 68. After the crushing of the revolt of Vindex in Gaul in May, Nero committed suicide on June 9 Galba was proclaimed august 11 June He slowly wins Rome. Avaricious, he governs awkwardly. It adopts Piso 10 January 69 instead of choosing Othon. Meanwhile Vitellius was proclaimed august 1st January 69 by the legions of Germany. Abandoned by all, Galba was finally assassinated on January 15.

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