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Galba Silver Denarius Civil Wars 68-69AD Spanish Mint £495.00
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Galba Silver Denarius Civil Wars 68-69AD Spanish Mint
17mm, 3.33g

AD 69 may be referred to as the Year of the Four Emperors, when four emperors ruled in succession, Galba, Otho, Vitellius and Vespasian. The suicide of the emperor Nero in 68AD was followed by a period of civil war. Between June of 68 and December of 69 Galba, Otho, and Vitellius successively rose and fell, the latter overlapping with the July 69AD accession of Vespasian, who founded the Flavian dynasty. The social, military and political upheavals of the period had Empire-wide repercussions, which included the powerful Revolt of the Batavi in the province of Germania Inferior. Galba ruled for about seven months, unable to gain the support of the Praetorian guard, he was murdered by Otho.

The obverse of this coin shows Galba, in military dress, on horseback right, his right hand raise; the reverse the bust of Hispania facing right, draped, two javelins behind, round shield below, two corn-ears before.

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