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Galba. Aureus

$12,000.00

Galba;   68-69 AD, Lugdunum, Aureus, 7.15g. BM-241, pl. 55.6 (same dies); RIC-127, pl.   25 (BM coin); Calicó-476 (BM coin); C-71 (Mionnet, unpriced). Obv: IMP GALBA   CAESAR – AVG P P Head laureate r., globe under neck (off flan). Rx: FORTVNA –   AVG Fortuna standing l. holding rudder and cornucopia. Ex Kastner 6, 26-27   November 1974, lot 267. Very rare, possibly only the second recorded specimen   of this aureus, the other being in BM, acquired from Rollin & Feuardent’s   1896 sale of the Montagu Collection, lot 169. Only our specimen occurs in   Berk photofile, compiled from catalogues and lists of c. 1970-1990; none in   CoinArchives Pro.Sharply struck with decent relief. Nearly lustrous on   obverse. Probably struck with a worn die on reverse. aEF / Fine

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Galba;   68-69 AD, Lugdunum, Aureus, 7.15g. BM-241, pl. 55.6 (same dies); RIC-127, pl.   25 (BM coin); Calicó-476 (BM coin); C-71 (Mionnet, unpriced). Obv: IMP GALBA   CAESAR – AVG P P Head laureate r., globe under neck (off flan). Rx: FORTVNA –   AVG Fortuna standing l. holding rudder and cornucopia. Ex Kastner 6, 26-27   November 1974, lot 267. Very rare, possibly only the second recorded specimen   of this aureus, the other being in BM, acquired from Rollin & Feuardent’s   1896 sale of the Montagu Collection, lot 169. Only our specimen occurs in   Berk photofile, compiled from catalogues and lists of c. 1970-1990; none in   CoinArchives Pro.Sharply struck with decent relief. Nearly lustrous on   obverse. Probably struck with a worn die on reverse. aEF / Fine

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