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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1976.79.158
People
Galba, Roman (r. 68-69 CE)
Title
Sestertius of Galba, Rome
Classification
Coins
Work Type
coin
Date
68 CE
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Europe, Rome (Latium)
Period
Roman Imperial period, Early
Culture
Roman Imperial
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/196296
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Bronze
Metal
AR
Technique
Struck
Dimensions
22.82 g
Die Axis
6
Denomination
sestertius
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: reverse: LIBERTAS PVBLIC
    SC l. and r. low in field
  • inscription: obverse: SER GALBA CAESAR AVG [TR P IMP]
  • Obverse Inscription: IMP SER GALBA CAESAR AVG TR P
  • Reverse Inscription: LIBERTAS PVBLICA
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
RIC I 2, 349 p. 248
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Unspecified Collection
Accession Year
1976
Object Number
1976.79.158
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Obv.: Laureate head of Galba r.; around, [IMP] SER GALBA CAESAR AVG [TR P].
Rev.: Libertas, draped, standing l., r. hand holding pileus, l. hand vertical rod; around, LIBERTA[S P]VBLICA; to l. and r., S-C.

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