Obverse: Bust of Galba

Reverse: Galba, kneeling Rome, and Minerva

Collection: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Context: Rome
Material: Bronze
Denomination: Sestertius
Issuing Authority: Galba
Actual Weight: 27.427 g.
Date: exact 68 AD - exact 69 AD
Dimensions: 34 mm.
Region: Latium
Period: Julio-Claudian

Obverse Type: Within a dotted circle, the togate Galba stands in 3/4-view to the left and extends his right hand to a kneeling Roma (the personification of Rome). Helmeted Minerva stands in a frontal pose, in the background.

Donor: The Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Commentary: Imperial sestertius

Sources Used: Perkins Collection 1902, 16; Cohen 1880-1892, 1, Galba no. 135; BMCRE I, 358, no. 258; pl. 59.1