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ID number:  BIRBI-R0989
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Galba; Rome
Denomination:  Dupondius
Place made:  Rome
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  68-69
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.75
Weight (g):  9.93
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Haines 4. W. S. Lincoln & Son, 1914

Description:  Obverse: Bust of Galba, laureate, r. Reverse: S - C to l. and r., Libertas draped standing l. holding pileus in r. hand and vertical rod in l. hand.

Inscriptions:  Obervse: IMP SER GALBA C AES AVG DM TR I (Emperor Servius Galba Caesar Augustus High priest of the college of Pontiffs Tribune of the people) Reverse: LIBERTAS …BLICA (Public freedom).

Bibliography:  cf. RIC I 2nd ed. 366

Notes:  Identified as a Dupondius due to size, obverse and reverse legends but bust appears to be laureate not seen on this type. S in left of reverse field is unusually angled.

3 Related People

Haines, Geoffrey Colton

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