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Home > Catalog > |Roman Coins| > |Roman Provincial| > |Roman Egypt| > RX64057
Galba, 3 April 68 - 15 January 69 A.D., Roman Provincial Egypt
Galba was governor of Hispania Tarraconensis when he was proclaimed emperor by his troops. The Senate recognized his authority in Jul 68. His avarice, ruthlessness, and refusal to pay a promised donative to the praetorian guards made him unpopular. He was assassinated in a conspiracy plotted by Otho.
RX64057. Bronze diobol, RPC I 5351; Dattari 320; Geissen 241; Milne 356; BMC Alexandria p. 24, 202; SNG Cop 154; Kampmann-Ganschow 17.26, VF, interesting portrait, Alexandria mint, weight 8.318g, maximum diameter 25.8mm, die axis 0o, 29 Sep 68 - 15 Jan 69 A.D.; obverse ΣEPOYI ΓAΛBA AYTO KAIΣ ΣEBA, laureate head right; reverse draped bust of Isis right, wearing crown of horns and disk, LB ( year 2) right; SOLD











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