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    Galba (AD 68-69). AR denarius (3.64 gm). Rome, July 68-January 69. IMP SER GALBA CESAR AVG, laureate head of Galba right / DIVA AVGVSTA, the deified Livia standing left, holding patera in right hand and scepter in left. RIC 186. RSC 55. Attractively toned. Good very fine.

    More Information: Livia, wife of Augustus, took a liking to the young Servius Suplicius Galba while he was still a youth. She is even said to have adopted him into her household and left him a bequest of 50 million sesterces in her will. But Livia's son, the emperor Tiberius, set aside her will and refused to pay any of the bequest to Galba. Nevertheless, Galba never forgot his patroness' generosity and, following his unlikely rise to power in AD 68, honored her prominantly on his coinage.

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    January, 2011
    2nd-3rd Sunday-Monday
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