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bpv_654680 - GALBA Tétradrachme syro-phénicien

GALBA Tétradrachme syro-phénicien VF/XF
325.00 €(Approx. 386.75$ | 279.50£)
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Type : Tétradrachme syro-phénicien
Date: 68
Mint name / Town : Antioche, Syrie, Séleucie et Piérie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 25,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 14,31 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré à l’usure plus marquée au droit qu’au revers. Belle tête de Galba à l’usure importante. Revers de style fin. Patin gris foncé de collection ancienne
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse description : Tête laurée et diadémée de Galba à droite (O°) une étoile à huit branches perlées devant le visage de l’empereur dans le champ.
Obverse legend : GALBAS [AUTOKRATWR] SEBASTOS KAISAR.
Obverse translation : (L'empereur Galba auguste césar).

Reverse


Reverse description : Aigle debout à gauche sur un foudre, les ailes déployées ; dans le champ à gauche, une palme verticale.
Reverse legend : ETOUS NEOU IEROU A.
Reverse translation : Nouvelle année sainte An 1 du règne.

Commentary


Dans la base TSP maintenue par Michel Prieur, vingt-quatre exemplaires seulement sont maintenant répertoriés.

Historical background


GALBA

(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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