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bpv_489943 - GALBA Tétradrachme syro-phénicien

GALBA Tétradrachme syro-phénicien XF
650.00 €(Approx. 786.50$ | 559.00£)
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Type : Tétradrachme syro-phénicien
Date: an 2
Mint name / Town : Antioche, Syrie, Séleucie et Piérie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 26 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 14,61 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large, légèrement décentré sur la légende de droit. Belle tête de Galba. Joli revers de style fin. Belle patine de collection ancienne
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse description : Tête nue de Galba à droite (O°).
Obverse legend : AUTOKRATwR SEROUIOS GALBA SEBASTOS.
Obverse translation : (L'empereur Servius Galba auguste).

Reverse


Reverse description : Aigle debout à gauche sur une couronne, les ailes déployées, tenant une couronne dans son bec ; devant dans le champ à gauche, une palme verticale.
Reverse legend : ETOUS B.
Reverse translation : An 2 du règne.

Commentary


Ce type est en fait beaucoup plus rare.

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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