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Sale: Triton VIII, Lot: 1108. Estimate $2500. 
Closing Date: Monday, 10 January 2005. 
Sold For $2000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

GALBA. 68-69 AD. AR Denarius (3.31 gm, 6h). Rome mint. Struck circa July 68-January 69 AD. IMP SER GALBA CAESAR AVG, laureate and draped bust right / VIR-TVS across field, Virtus, nude, standing facing, cradling sheathed sword in right arm and holding long sceptre in left hand. Cf. RIC I 222 (aureus); BMCRE pg. 316, * note and cf. pl. 52, 25 (aureus; same reverse die); BN -; RSC -. EF. Known only as an aureus; apparently unique as a denarius. ($2500)