Classical Numismatic Group > Triton XXVII Online SessionsAuction date: 17 January 2024
Lot number: 6077

Price realized: 1,300 USD   (Approx. 1,194 EUR)   Note: Prices do not include buyer's fees.
Lot description:


Galba. AD 68-69. AR Denarius (17mm, 3.28 g, 7h). Rome mint. Struck circa July AD 68-January 69. Laureate head right / Diva Julia Augusta (Livia) standing left, holding patera and scepter. RIC I 186; RSC 55. Iridescent toning, faint hairlines, flan crack. VF. Bold portrait.


Estimate: 600 USD

Match 1:
Classical Numismatic Group > Auction 126Auction date: 28 May 2024
Lot number: 688

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


Galba. AD 68-69. AR Denarius (20mm, 3.42 g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck circa July AD 68-January 69. Laureate head right / Roma standing right, holding Victory and transverse scepter. RIC I 199; RSC 200. Rich cabinet toning. EF. Bold portrait.

From the Wild Rose Collection. Ex Galba Collection (Hess-Divo 333, 30 November 2017), lot 148; Leu 71 (24 October 1997), lot 321; J. C. S. Rashleigh Collection (Part I, Glendining, 14 January 1953), lot 505.


Estimate: 1500 USD

Match 2:
Classical Numismatic Group > Triton XXVII Online SessionsAuction date: 17 January 2024
Lot number: 6076

Price realized: 600 USD   (Approx. 551 EUR)   Note: Prices do not include buyer's fees.
Lot description:


Galba. AD 68-69. AR Denarius (18mm, 3.44 g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck circa July AD 68-January 69. Bare head right / S P Q R/ OB/ C S in three lines within oak wreath. RIC I 167; RSC 287. Light gray tone, a few scratches on reverse, traces of PVC deposits. VF.

From the Quietus Collection. Ex Roma E-Sale 31 (26 November 2016), lot 405.


Estimate: 500 USD

Match 3:
Classical Numismatic Group > Electronic Auction 563Auction date: 5 June 2024
Lot number: 775

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


Galba. AD 68-69. AR Denarius (18mm, 3.42 g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck circa July AD 68-January 69. Laureate and draped bust right / Diva Julia Augusta (Livia) standing left, holding patera and scepter. RIC I 189; RSC 55a. Iridescent toning, a few shallow scratches under tone, small flan flaw on reverse. VF.

From the I.L. Collection. Ex Naville Numismatics 16 (12 July 2015), lot 482.


Estimate: 500 USD

Match 4:
Classical Numismatic Group > Triton XXVIIAuction date: 9 January 2024
Lot number: 706

Price realized: 4,500 USD   (Approx. 4,122 EUR)   Note: Prices do not include buyer's fees.
Lot description:


Galba. AD 68-69. AR Denarius (18mm, 3.51 g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck circa July AD 68-January 69. IMP SER GALBA CAESAR AVG, laureate head right / DIVA AVGVSTA, Diva Julia Augusta (Livia), draped, standing left, holding patera in right hand and scepter in left. RIC I 186; RSC 55; BMCRE 8-9; BN 83-4. Wonderful old cabinet tone with some blue and gold iridescence. Near EF. Bold portrait.


Estimate: 2000 USD

Match 5:
Classical Numismatic Group > Triton XXVIIAuction date: 9 January 2024
Lot number: 707

Price realized: 2,750 USD   (Approx. 2,519 EUR)   Note: Prices do not include buyer's fees.
Lot description:


Galba. AD 68-69. AR Denarius (18mm, 3.42 g, 12h). Rome mint. Struck circa July AD 68-January AD 69. IMP SER GALBA CAESAR AVG, laureate and draped bust right / DIVA AVGVSTA, Livia, draped, standing left, holding patera in right hand and long scepter in left. RIC I 189; RSC 55a. Toned with some light golden hues and iridescence, hairlines. Near EF. Nicely centered with a wonderful bust of Galba.

Ex Pecunem 9 (Gitbud & Naumann, 3 November 2013), lot 440.

He (i.e., Galba) showed marked respect to Livia Augusta, to whose favor he owed great influence during her lifetime and by whose last will he almost became a rich man; for he had the largest bequest among her legatees, one of fifty million sesterces. But because the sum was designated in figures and not written out in words, Tiberius, who was her heir, reduced the bequest to five hundred thousand, and Galba never received even that. (Suetonius 5.2)



The line of the Julio-Claudian emperors had died out with Nero, but the new emperor Galba still wished to demonstrate continuity with the dynasty that had ruled for the last century, via his close friendship with Livia.

Estimate: 1500 USD