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Home > Catalog > |Roman Coins| > |The Twelve Caesars| > |Galba| > RB74023
Galba, 3 April 68 - 15 January 69 A.D.
In 68 A.D., Trajan (whose son would later be emperor) crossed the Jordan River with Legio X Fretensis. He laid siege to Jericho and destroyed the monastery of Qumran. Before the destruction, the Essenes hid the Dead Sea Scrolls in caves nearby. There they remained until they were found by the Bedouin shepherd Muhammed edh-Dhib, his cousin Jum'a Muhammed, and Khalil Musa, between November 1946 and February 1947.
RB74023. Bronze as, RIC I 291 (R), BnF III 134, Cohen I 17, BMCRE I -, Hunter I -, SRCV I -, VF, excellent portrait, well centered and struck, light scratches, some corrosion, Rome mint, weight 11.406g, maximum diameter 27.8mm, die axis 180o, Jun - Aug 68 A.D.; obverse IMP SER GALBA AVG TR P, laureate head right; reverse CERES AVGVSTA, Ceres seated left on throne with high, arched back, a two stalks of grain in right hand, cradling long caduceus in left arm, S C (senatus consulto) in exergue; ex Tom Cederlind; rare; SOLD











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