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CNG 91, Lot: 872. Estimate $1500.
Sold for $1400. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Civil War. AD 68-69. AR Denarius (18mm, 3.78 g, 8h). Group I. Spanish mint. Young female head (Bonus Eventus) right, fillet around forehead / Victory standing right, holding eagle-tipped scepter and Victory. RIC I 9; AM 52; ACIP 4070 (Terraco); RSC 396. VF, toned, minor porosity. Rare.

Ex Gordon S. Parry Collection (Classical Numismatic Group 79, 17 September 2008), lot 1077; Classical Numismatic Auctions XVI (16 August 1991), lot 429.

Issued by Galba as governor of Spain, in the disordered period before the death of Nero and the proclamation of Galba as emperor.