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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1986.528.261
People
Galba, Roman (r. 68-69 CE)
Title
Denarius of Galba, Rome
Classification
Coins
Work Type
coin
Date
68 CE-69 CE
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Europe, Rome (Latium)
Period
Roman Imperial period, Early
Culture
Roman Imperial
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/177785
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Silver
Metal
AR
Technique
Struck
Dimensions
2.72 g
Die Axis
5
Denomination
denarius
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Obverse Inscription: IMP SER GALBA CAESAR AVG
  • Reverse Inscription: SALVS GEN HVMANI
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
RIC I 2, 211 p. 242
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of Nanette B. Rodney
Accession Year
1986
Object Number
1986.528.261
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Obv.: Laureate head of Galba r.; around, IMP SER GALBA CAESAR AVG.
Rev.: Female figure, draped, standing l., r. foot on globe, r. hand sacrificing from patera over lighted altar, l. hand holding vertical rudder; around, SALVS GEN HVMANI.

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