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25 March 2018
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Lot 193
Starting Price: 1000 CHF
Hammer Price: 8000 CHF
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Galba, 68-69. Aureus (Gold, 22 mm, 7.18 g, 5 h), Rome. IMP SER GALBA CAESAR AVG Laureate and draped bust of Galba seen from behind. Rev. DIVA AVGVSTA Diva Julia Augusta (Livia) standing left, holding patera in outstretched right hand and long scepter in left. BMC 3. Calicó 472. RIC 188 (R3). Same dies as Noble 89, 3753. Struck on a broad flan; extremely rare, only the second with this bust available in Coin Archives. Heavily scratched and smoothed, with considerable mounting marks, otherwise, nearly very fine.

From the collection of W. F. Stoecklin, Amriswil, Switzerland, bought from David Nussbaum and from the Geheimrat von Kaufmann collection, Hamburger 27 May 1929, 813.

According to Mr. Bocciarelli who provided the pedigree for this example, only two Aurei with this obverse die are known. The present example and the Aureus from Noble 89, 25 November 2008, 3753 ex Schweizerische Kreditanstalt 5, 18 April 1986, 376.
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Online bidding closes:
25 Mar 2018 17:06:30 CEST
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20 Jan 2022 00:21:36 CET
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8000 CHF by MailBidder9492 (Bids: 18)

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Lot 193
Starting Price: 1000 CHF
Galba, 68-69. Aureus (Gold, 22 mm, 7.18 g, 5 h), Rome. IMP SER GALBA CAESAR AVG Laureate and draped bust of Galba seen from behind. Rev. DIVA AVGVSTA Diva Julia Augusta (Livia) standing left, holding patera in outstretched right hand and long scepter in left. BMC 3. Calicó 472. RIC 188 (R3). Same dies as Noble 89, 3753. Struck on a broad flan; extremely rare, only the second with this bust available in Coin Archives. Heavily scratched and smoothed, with considerable mounting marks, otherwise, nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 8000 CHF
Lot 194
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Galba, 68-69. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.49 g, 7 h), Rome, July 68 - January 69. IMP SER GΛLBΛ CΛESAR ΛVG Laureate head of Galba to right. Rev. DIVA ΛVGVSTΛ Diva Julia Augusta (Livia) standing left, holding patera and scepter. BMC 8. Cohen 55. RIC I 186. Toned. Irregular flan, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 600 CHF
Lot 195
Starting Price: 500 CHF
Galba, 68-69. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 32 mm, 26.86 g, 5 h), Rome, circa October 68. SER GALBA IMP CAESAR AVG TR P Laureate head of Galba to right. Rev. LIBERTAS PVBLICA / S C Libertas standing facing, head to left, holding pileus in her right hand and long scepter with her left. BMC -. Cohen 108. Kraay Officina CI (cf. P136). RIC 387. Well centered and with a dark brown/green patina. Some smoothing and a minor flan crack, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 1300 CHF
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