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brm_865294 - GALBA Sesterce

GALBA Sesterce XF
980.00 €(Approx. 1058.40$ | 842.80£)
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Type : Sesterce
Date: juillet - août
Date: 68
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 36 mm
Orientation dies : 7 h.
Weight : 26,64 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Flan large, centré des deux côtés. Joli portrait de Galba, bien venu à la frappe. Revers agréable. Patine marron
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de l’ex-collection du Dr Kimpel (1978)


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


Reverse legend : S|C// ROMA.
Reverse description : Roma (Rome) assise à gauche, sur une cuirasse, casquée, vêtue militairement, tenant un sceptre long de la main droite et le bras gauche appuyé sur un bouclier reposant sur un casque.
Reverse translation : “Roma/ Senatus Consulto”, (Rome/ avec l’accord du Sénat).


Rubans de type 2.

Historical background



Galba was born on December 24, 3 BC. He was raised by Livia and quickly rose through the ranks of the Roman administration. Praetor under Tiberius at the age of 20, he was consul in 33, then legate of Germania Superior at the beginning of the reign of Caligula. He is proconsul of Africa in 42 after having won a great victory over the Cats the previous year by covering the signs of Varus. Nero appoints him governor of Spain Tarraconaise. It was there that he went into rebellion against Nero in April 68. After the crushing of the revolt of Vindex in Gaul in May, Nero committed suicide on June 9. Galba was proclaimed august on June 11. He is slowly gaining Rome. Avaricious, he governs clumsily. He adopted Pison on January 10, 69 instead of choosing Otho. During this time Vitellius was proclaimed august on January 1, 69 by the legions of Germania. Abandoned by everyone, Galba was finally assassinated on January 15..

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