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Sale: Nomos 2, Lot: 175. Estimate CHF4000. 
Closing Date: Monday, 17 May 2010. 
Sold For CHF6000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Galba. AD 68-69. Denarius (Silver, 3.35 g 5), Rome, circa July 68 - January 69. IMP SER GALBA AVG Bare head of Galba to right. Rev. SPQR / OB / C S within oak wreath. BMC 34 (there incorrectly termed laureate). Cohen - . RIC 167. Rare. Perfectly centered and with a powerful portrait. Good extremely fine.

The silver coinage of Galba is notorious for its relatively poor preservation; most examples known are in the ‘very fine’ range. This piece is unusually nice.