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    - ID: 272

    Submitter: IBSCCs Admin

    Added: 1998-02-12

    Galba, 68-69 A.D.

    AV-Aureus.
    Av.: SERGALBA-CAESARAVG  Bare bust with cuirass and aegis to r.
    Rv.: DIVA-AVGVSTA  Diva Augusta (Livia) standing to l. with scepter and patera.
    7,32 g. c. 20 mm.

    Ref.: cf. RIC 143(Denar). Cohen 46var. BMC 13(Denar).

    Prov.: ex Coll. F. Trau (Vienna 1935), lot 476.

    BoC: 20/1, 1995, p. 15.

    FAKE – This very well made and deceptive counterfeit dates from the early 20th century. It is apparently copied from the denarius of these types in the BM rather than from one of the few aurei knowwn at the time.