Galba / Livia AR Denarius 68-69 AD

$ 10.00

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Description

Obv: IMP SER GALBA CAESAR AVG, laureate head of Galba, facing right
Rev: DIVA AVGVSTA, Livia stands facing left, holding a patera and a scepter

Galba was governor of Hispania Tarraconensis when he was proclaimed emperor by his troops. The Senate recognized his authority in Jul 68. His avarice, ruthlessness and refusal to pay a promised donative to the praetorian guards made him unpopular. He was assassinated in a conspiracy plotted by Otho .

Diameter: 19 mm
Material: Silver plated lead free pewter
Made in the USA
Packaged in a coin collecting flip with the description of coin printed on flip insert.

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