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brm_559350 - GALBA Sesterce

GALBA Sesterce VF
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Price : 250.00 €
Type : Sesterce
Date: 06-08/68
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 36 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 21,98 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Usure importante pour un exemplaire frappé sur un flan large. Patine marron foncé
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la collection du Docteur J.-M. F


Obverse legend : SER GALBA. IMP. - CAESAR. AVG TR P.
Obverse description : Buste lauré et drapé de Galba à droite, vu de trois quarts en avant (A*21).
Obverse translation : “Servius Galba Imperator Cæsar Augustus Tribunicia Potestate”, (Servius Galba empereur césar auguste, revêtu de la puissance tribunitienne).


Reverse legend : SPQR/ OB/ CIV SER.
Reverse description : Légende en trois lignes dans une couronne de chêne.
Reverse translation : “Senatus Populus Que Romanus/ Ob/ Cives Servatos”, (Le Sénat et le peuple romain pour la sauvegarde des citoyens).

Historical background


(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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