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v13_0171 - GALBA Sesterce, (GB, Æ 37)

GALBA Sesterce, (GB, Æ 37) VF/XF
MONNAIES 13 (2001)
Starting price : 0.00 €
Estimate : 609.80 €
unsold lot
Type : Sesterce, (GB, Æ 37)
Date: 08-09/68
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 36,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 26,41 g.
Rarity : UNIQUE
Emission: 3e
Coments on the condition:
Flan très large. Usure importante, ne nuisant pas à la lecture de la pièce. Beau portrait avec une légère trace de tréflage. Patine noire
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : IMP. SER. GAL-BA CAE. AVG. TR. P.
Obverse description : Tête laurée de Galba à gauche (O*1).
Obverse translation : “Servius Galba Imperator Cæsar Augustus Tribunicia Potestas”, (Servius Galba empereur césar auguste revêtu de la puissance tribunitienne).


Reverse legend : S|C.
Reverse description : Victoria (la Victoire) marchant à gauche, tenant le palladium de la main droite étendue, et de la gauche, une palme.
Reverse translation : “Senatus Consulto”, (avec l’accord du Sénat).


Semble complètement inédit et non répertorié avec cette combinaison de droit et de revers. Même coin de droit que l’exemplaire du Cabinet des médailles de la BnF. (163, pl. 11).

Historical background


(04/02/68 to 01/15/69)

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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