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ID:     68261
Type:     Roman Imperial
Issuer:     Galba
Date Ruled:     A.D. 68-69
Metal:     Silver
Denomination:     Denarius
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     AD April - June 68
Diameter:     18 mm
Weight:     3.43 g
Obverse Legend:     GALBA > IMPERAT, direction 5 to 1
Obverse Description:     Laureate head right; globe at point of bust
Reverse Legend:     ROMA > VICTRIX, direction 11 to 7
Reverse Description:     Rome standing left, foot on globe, holding branch and reverted spear
Mint:     Tarraco (?)
Primary Reference:     RIC 045 var (legend)
Reference2:     BMCRE unlisted
Reference3:     RSC unlisted
Reference4:     BN unlisted
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Source:     http://www.cngcoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=38523
Grade:     Toned VF, obverse field scatches, light encrustation on reverse
Notes:     See pages 342 & 352 notes in BMCRE for other coins with GALBA IMPERAT legend. See BN 61 for picture of coin mentioned on BMCRE page 352. BN thinks this coin was minted in Gaul. Above coin's obverse is similar to BN 61, but RIC doesn't show any ROMA VICTRIX minted in Gaul.