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    Restoration Issue Galba Aureus

    Galba (AD 68-69). AV aureus (20mm, 7.04 gm, 6h). NGC Fine 5/5 - 4/5. Restoration issue under Trajan, Rome, AD 107. GALBA IMPERATOR, laureate head of Galba right / IMP CAES TRAIAN AVG GER DAC P P REST, Libertas standing facing, head left, pileus in right hand, rod in left. RIC II 824. Calico 521. Very Rare.

    From the Morris Collection.

    The restoration issues of Trajan (AD 98-117) were intended to link his regime to the virtues of the Republic and previous deified (and successful) emperors, Galba among them. They had the dual purpose of also introducing a new, slightly lighter monetary standard for both the gold and silver coinage. Earlier aurei and denarii were recalled, melted down, and replaced both with regular issues of Trajan and "restored" examples of the coins being replaced. These restitution issues were struck only in token numbers and remain extremely rare today.


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    January, 2019
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