Classical Numismatic Group > Triton XXVIIAuction date: 9 January 2024
Lot number: 700

Price realized: 3,000 USD   (Approx. 2,748 EUR)   Note: Prices do not include buyer's fees.
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Lot description:

Galba. AD 68-69. Æ Sestertius (34mm, 26.68 g, 6h). Rome mint, 3rd officina. Struck circa October AD 68. SER • GALBA • IMP • CAESAR • AVG • TR • P, laureate head right / LIBERTAS PVBLICA, S C across field, Libertas, draped, standing left, holding pileus in right hand and vindicta in left. RIC I 387; ACG 169 (A61/P144 – this coin); BMCRE 68; BN 195 (same obv. die). Brown patina, light roughness, slight double strike on obverse. Good VF.

Ex Collection de Monsieur B... (Ciani, 1 June 1920), lot 351.

By AD 68, Servius Sulpicius Galba had governed Hispania for nearly eight years with a single Roman legion, VI Victrix, under his command. In April of that year, with Nero's support crumbling, Galba proclaimed himself as representing the Senate and People of Rome, in opposition to Nero, thus taking the first steps that would lead to his brief, chaotic reign as emperor. However, the final collapse of Nero's regime took several months, during which the Roman coinage reflected the uncertain political climate.

Estimate: 1000 USD