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Sestertius with bust of Galba

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Obverse: Bust of Galba to right, laureate. SER SVLPI GALBA IMP CAESAR AVG P M TR P Reverse: Galba, in toga, stands at the right, clasping the hand of a kneeling female (?) figure, who is draped simply in a mantle, and wears nothing on the head. Between them, in the background, stands a...

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Provenance

From the Modena collection. By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1900: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 68

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 35.5 mm. Weight: 27.50 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

00.288

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins