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Aureus (Coin) Portraying Emperor Galba

A work made of gold.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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Date:

68 (July)-69 (January)

Artist:

Roman

About this artwork

The front of this coin portrays the Emperor Galba, facing right.

On the back an as yet untranslated inscription is encircled by an oak wreath.

On View

Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium, Gallery 153

Culture

Ancient Roman

Title

Aureus (Coin) Portraying Emperor Galba

Origin

Rome

Date

68 CE–69 CE

Medium

Gold

Inscriptions

Obverse: IMP SER GALBA AVG Reverse: S P Q R OB C S

Dimensions

Diam. 2 cm; 7.36 g

Credit Line

Gift of Martin A. Ryerson

Reference Number

1922.4864

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