Sestertius with bust of Galba

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 68


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

1998.513

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

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

Provenance

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

Credit Line

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