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bpv_538058 - GALBA Unité

GALBA Unité VF/VG
175.00 €(Approx. 194.25$ | 152.25£)
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Type : Unité
Date: c. 68-69
Mint name / Town : Corinthe Achaïe
Diameter : 21 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 7,14 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire à l’usure très importante, lisible et identifiable
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Obverse


Obverse legend : SVL GA [(VA)E] - CAE .....
Obverse description : Tête nue de Galba à droite (O°).
Obverse translation : “SulpiciI Galbae Caesar....”, (À Sulpicius Galba césar).

Reverse


Reverse legend : [L CA AGRIPPA II VIR]/ CO-R.
Reverse description : Nikè volant à droite, tenant une couronne de la main droite et une palme.
Reverse translation : “Lucius Cani Agrippa Duomvir”, (Lucius Cani Agrippa, duomvir).

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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