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Live auction - brm_564885 - GALBA Sesterce

GALBA Sesterce XF
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Estimate : 700 €
Price : 490 €
Maximum bid : 490 €
End of the sale : 28 January 2020 14:41:06
bidders : 2 bidders
Type : Sesterce
Date: octobre
Date: 68
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 34 mm
Orientation dies : 7 h.
Weight : 26,10 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire centré présentant de beaux reliefs. Joli revers. Patine marron hétérogène
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la collection Jean-Christophe Payen


Obverse legend : SER. GALBA IMP CAESAR AVG TR P.
Obverse description : Tête laurée de Galba à gauche (O*1).
Obverse translation : “Servius Galba Imperator Augustus Cæsar Tribunicia Potestate”, (Servius Galba empereur césar auguste revêtu de la puissance tribunicienne).


Reverse legend : CONCORD AVG/ S|C.
Reverse description : Concordia (la Concorde) drapée, assise à gauche, tenant une branche de la main droite et un sceptre de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Concordia Augusti”, (La Concorde de l’auguste).


Type que nous proposons pour la deuxième fois à la vente !.

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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