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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1942.176.130
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/196845
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Bronze
Metal
AE
Technique
Struck
Dimensions
23.96 g
Die Axis
6
Denomination
sestertius
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Obverse Inscription: SER GALBA IMP CAES AVG TR P
  • Reverse Inscription: ROMA S C
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
RIC I 2, 241 p. 244; BMC 89
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, The George Davis Chase Collection of Roman Coins, Gift of George Davis Chase, Professor of Classics and Dean of Graduate Study at the University of Maine
Accession Year
1942
Object Number
1942.176.130
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Obv.: Laureate bust of Galba r., draped; around, SER GALBA IMP CAES AVG TR P.
Rev.: Roma, helmeted and draped, seated l. on cuirass, r. hand holding vertical spear, l. arm resting on shield; in exergue, ROMA; to l. and r., S-C.

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