Sestertius with bust of Galba

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 68


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 36.5 mm. Weight: 28.87 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

66.280

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate, draped bust of Galba to right.
SER.SVLPI.GALBA.IMP.CAESAR.AVG.TR.P.
Reverse: Honos stands at left, cornucopia in left hand, long scepter in right, facing helmeted Virtus who holds spear in left hand, parazonium in right, and rests right foot on boar’s head.
HONOS ET VIRTVS in ex.: SC

(the P’s in the obverse inscription are incomplete)

Provenance

By 1966: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen A.G., May 11, 1966

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour