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Aureus (Coin) Portraying Emperor Galba

A work made of gold.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of gold.

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

Ancient and Byzantine Art, Gallery 153

Culture

Ancient Roman

Title

Aureus (Coin) Portraying Emperor Galba

Origin

Rome

Date

68 AD–69 AD

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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