Classical Numismatic Group > Triton XXVIIAuction date: 9 January 2024
Lot number: 703

Price realized: 2,000 USD   (Approx. 1,832 EUR)   Note: Prices do not include buyer's fees.
Lot description:


Galba. AD 68-69. Æ Sestertius (36mm, 26.48 g, 6h). Rome mint, 4th officina. Struck circa June-August AD 68. IMP SER GALBA AVG TR P, laureate and draped bust right / S P Q R/ OB/ CIV SER in three lines within oak wreath. RIC I 262; ACG 289 (A100/P151); BMCRE 117; BN 121 (same dies). Mottled red-brown patina, small collector's cachet at base of neck. VF.

Ex Tony Hardy Collection (Classical Numismatic Group 67, 22 September 2004), lot 1338.


Estimate: 1000 USD

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Classical Numismatic Group > Electronic Auction 563Auction date: 5 June 2024
Lot number: 771

Price realized: This lot is for sale in an upcoming auction - Bid on this lot
Lot description:


Galba. AD 68-69. Æ Sestertius (36mm, 25.47 g, 6h). Rome mint, 1st officina. Struck circa June-August AD 68. Laureate head right / S P Q R/ OB/ CIV SER in three lines within wreath. RIC I 270; ACG 27 (A30/P74). Green patina, some roughness, smoothing, doubling. VF.

From the Collection of a Gentleman, Kent, England.


Estimate: 500 USD

Match 2:
Classical Numismatic Group > Triton XXVIIAuction date: 9 January 2024
Lot number: 701

Price realized: 8,500 USD   (Approx. 7,785 EUR)   Note: Prices do not include buyer's fees.
Lot description:


Galba. AD 68-69. Æ Sestertius (36mm, 26.56 g, 6h). Rome mint, 3rd officina. Struck circa October AD 68. SER GALBA IMP CAESAR AVG TR P, laureate head left / LIBERTAS PVBLICA, S C across field, Libertas standing left, holding pileus in right hand and vindicta in left. RIC I 389; ACG – (A84/R– [unlisted rev. die]); BMCRE p. 319 §; BN 196. Green and red patina, some roughness. VF. High relief portrait.

Ex Classical Numismatic Group Electronic Auction 310 (4 September 2013), lot 372.


Estimate: 3000 USD

Match 3:
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.
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

Match 4:
Classical Numismatic Group > Triton XXVIIAuction date: 9 January 2024
Lot number: 702

Price realized: 2,250 USD   (Approx. 2,061 EUR)   Note: Prices do not include buyer's fees.
Lot description:


Galba. AD 68-69. Æ Sestertius (34mm, 26.33 g, 6h). Rome mint, 3rd officina. Struck circa October AD 68. SER • GALBA • IMP • CAESAR • AVG P M TR P, laureate head left / S C across field, Victory advancing right, holding wreath in right hand and palm frond in left over left shoulder. RIC I 400; ACG 196 (A99/P149); BMCRE –; BN 205 (same obv. die); Mazzini 248 (same dies). Brown patina, smoothing. Good VF. Rare type with head left.

From the Gilbert Steinberg Collection, purchased from Bowers and Ruddy Galleries, 21 May 1981.


Estimate: 1000 USD

Match 5:
Classical Numismatic Group > Triton XXVIIAuction date: 9 January 2024
Lot number: 704

Price realized: 50,000 USD   (Approx. 45,795 EUR)   Note: Prices do not include buyer's fees.
Lot description:


Galba. AD 68-69. AV Aureus (19mm, 7.26 g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck circa July AD 68-January AD 69. IMP SER GALBA AVG, bare head right / S P Q R/ OB C S in two lines within oak wreath. RIC I 164; Calicó 509; BMCRE 29-30; BN 72-4; Adda 42; Biaggi 265; Jameson 53; Mazzini 286; NAC 97, lot 93 (same dies; hammer CHF 60,000). Toned, some hairlines on reverse, minor edge marks. Near EF. Struck on a broad flan. Exceptional portrait.

Ex Provence Collection (Triton XXIII, 14 January 2020), lot 679; V. J. E. Ryan Collection (Part IV, Glendining, 20 February 1951), lot 1669; Sir Hyman Montagu Collection (Rollin & Feuardent, 20 April 20 1896), lot 172.


Estimate: 50000 USD