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Sestertius with bust of Galba

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Obverse: Laureate bust of Galba to right. SERGALBAIMP CAESAVGTRP Reverse: Roma seated left, spear in right hand. In field: S C in ex.: ROMA


By date unknown: Earl Fitzwilliam Collection; by 1949: with Christie, Manson & Woods, Ltd., Spencer House, 27 St. James's Place, St. James's Streeet, London, S.W. 1 (Christie's auction of the Earl Fitzwilliam Collection, sold by order of the Earl Fitzwilliam's Wentworth Estates Company, May 30-31, 1949); by date unknown: with A. H. Baldwin & Sons Ltd., 3 Robert Street, Adelphi, London; purchased by Cornelius C. Vermeule III from A. H. Baldwin & Sons Ltd. July 4, 1953; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, December 16, 1998

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Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 68




Diameter: 36 mm. Weight: 24.82 gm. Die Axis: 6

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The Ancient World


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