Sestertius - Galba LIBERTAS PVBLICA S C; Libertas

Features

Issuer Roman Empire (Rome)
Emperor Galba (68-69)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 68-69
Value 1 Sestertius = ¼ Denarii
Currency Denarius, Reform of Augustus (27 BC – AD 215)
Composition Bronze
Weight 25.6 g
Diameter 34.5 mm
Shape Round (irregular)
Technique Hammered
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 245188
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References RIC I# 388
Harold Mattingly, Edward Allen Sydenham, Carol Humphrey Vivian Sutherland, Robert A. G. Carson; 1984. The Roman Imperial Coinage / Volume 1. Augustus – Vitellius (31 BC–AD 69) (1923 revised edition). Spink & Son, London, United Kingdom.

Obverse

Bust of Galba, laureate and draped, right

Script: Latin

Lettering: SER GALBA IMP CAESAR AVG TR P

Translation:
Servius Galba Imperator Caesar Augustus, Tribunicia Potestas
Servio Galba, supreme commander (Imperator), Caesar, emperor (Augustus), tribunician power.

Reverse

Libertas, draped, standing left, holding pileus in right and rod in left

Script: Latin

Lettering: LIBERTAS PVBLICA S C

Translation:
Libertas Publica, Senatus Consultum
Public freedom. Decree of the senate.

Mint

Rome (ancient), Italy

Comments

Mass varies: 22.52–27.54 g;
Diameter varies: 33.5–35 mm;
Source: Online Coins of the Roman Empire (OCRE)
American Numismatic Society (ANS)

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (68-69) 

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