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E-auction 309-227472 - GALBA Sesterce

GALBA Sesterce VF
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Estimate : 130 €
Price : 117 €
Maximum bid : 137 €
End of the sale : 18 March 2019 14:20:30
bidders : 8 bidders
Type : Sesterce
Date: 68-69
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 32,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 22,30 g.
Coments on the condition:
Flan large et bien centré. Usure importante mais régulière. Joli revers. Patine marron
Catalogue references :


Obverse description : Tête laurée de Galba à gauche (O*1).
Obverse translation : “Servius Galba Imperator Caesar Augustus Tribunicia Potestate”, (Servius Galba Empereur César Auguste revêtu de la Puissance Tribunitienne).


Reverse legend : LIBERTAS - PVBLICA / S|C.
Reverse description : Libertas (la Liberté) debout, tournée vers la gauche, tenant un bonnet de la main droite et un sceptre de la gauche.
Reverse translation : “Libertas Publica”, (La Liberté Publique).


Monnaie regravée au niveau des légendes de droit et de revers. La patine recouvre les traces de regravage .

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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