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07 01 Galba RIC 204
Galba. 8 June 68-15 Jan. 69 A.D. AR Denarius. Rome Mint. (3.22g, 19.3mm, 6 h). Obv: IMP SER GALBA CAESAR AVG, bust, laureate draped right. Rev: ROMA RENASCES, Roma standing left, holding Victory on globe and transverse eagle tipped scepter. RIC 204. Ex HBJ.

Galbas reign marked the end of the Julio-Claudians rule of Rome. Rated R3 in the RIC, this type appears fairly scarce with 2 examples in the Reka Devnia hoard, and only 2 in Berks photofile. Galba, the first of the 4 emperors of 69 A.D, was governor of Hispania Tarraconensis during Neros reign. He was assassinated after 7 months of rule and succeeded by his former supporter, Otho
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David Atherton  [Jul 27, 2011 at 02:19 AM]
Wonderfully stern portrait.
Steve E  [Jul 27, 2011 at 05:37 AM]
Almost looks like George Washington
rexesq  [Jul 29, 2011 at 10:47 PM]
Impressive portrait! Great reverse too. Nice example of this scarce coin.
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