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Triton XXII, Lot: 1033. Estimate $5000.
Sold for $9000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Galba. AD 68-69. AV Aureus (19mm, 7.66 g, 6h). Uncertain Spanish mint (Tarraco?). Struck circa April to late AD 68. SER • GALBA • IMP • CAESAR • AVG • P • M • TR • P •, laureate head right, globe at point of neck / ROMA VICTRIX, Roma, helmeted, in military dress, standing left, right foot on globe, holding branch in right hand and scepter in left. RIC I 59; CSB 57; Calicó 501a (this coin referenced and illustrated); BMCRE 186; BN –; Biaggi 263. VF, minor flaw on portrait and a couple of minor edge bumps. Rare.

From the Heath Collection, purchased from Numismatica Ars Classica, 29 July 2004. Ex Triton VI (14 January 2003), lot 800 (part of).