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CNG 90, Lot: 1483. Estimate $3000.
Sold for $3750. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Galba. AD 68-69. Æ Sestertius (37mm, 26.81 g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck circa November AD 68. Laureate head right / Victory advancing left, holding palladium and palm frond. RIC I 456; ACG – (A80/P156 [unlisted combination]). VF, dark green-brown patina, some smoothing.

Ex Lanz 148 (with Bernardi, 4 January 2010), lot 82; Numismatica Ars Classica 59 (4 April 2011), 1883.

While finding new dies and combinations are not unusual for Galba’s bronze, this coin pairs an obverse for the first officina with a reverse used in the 4th officina, which suggests that occasionally dies were shared between the officinae.