This is an ancient Roman silver denarius of Emperor Galba, minted at Rome between July AD 68 AD – January AD 69 AD
Obverse: IMP SER GALBA AVG "Supreme commander (Imperator) Servio Galba, emperor (Augustus)" bare head of Galba facing right.
Reverse: S P Q R OB C S "The senate and the Roman people to the saviour of the citizens." Legend in three lines oak-wreath.
A rare coin in circulated condition, however, it has a good portrait of this distinctive emperor!
DATE: 68 - 69 AD
SIZE: 16.5mm dia
WEIGHT: 3.10 grams
ATTRIBUTION: RIC 167; RSC 287
PROVENANCE: Private collection. Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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