Galba / Livia AR Denarius 68-69 AD

$ 17.00

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Galba was Roman emperor for seven months from 68 to 69.

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. He was ruthlessness and his 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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