Galba Emperor of the Roman Empire from 9 June 68 to 15 January 69.
Servius Sulpicius Galba Caesar Augustus was Roman Emperor for seven months from 68 to 69.

Galba's primary concern during his brief reign was restoring state finances, and to this end he undertook a number of unpopular measures, the most dangerous was his refusal to pay the praetorians the reward promised in his name; Galba scorned the notion that soldiers should be "bribed" for their loyalty.

In January 69, two rival emperors were declared; Vitellius in Germania Inferior and Otho i Hispania.

Following this, he was met by a troop of Otho's cavalry and killed near Lacus Curtius. According to Plutarch, during Galba's last moments he offered his neck, and said, "Strike, if it be for the good of the Romans!"
(1) Galba
An BL Tetradrachm struck 68-69 AD in Alexandria
Obverse: laureate head right; ΣEPOYI ΓAΛBA ΑYTOK KAIΣ ΣΕΒA / LB

Reverse: veiled bust of Eirene right, caduceus left, star right; EIPH_NH

Diameter: 24 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 13.1 g
29 Aug 68 - 15 Jan 69 AD
Köln -; RPC I 5338; Dattari 304; Milne 327; Emmett 171
(2) Galba
An AR Tetradrachm struck 68 AD in Alexandria
Obverse: ΣEPOYI ΓAΛBA AVTO KAIΣ ΣEBA, laurate bust right of Galba, regnal year in front LA (68)

Reverse: REV: EΛEΦΘEPIA, Eleutheria standing left holding wreath in outstretched right hand, left resting on column holding sceptre, in front simpulium

Diameter: 25 mm
Die Orientation: 10 H
Weight: 10.51 g
Some corrosion & pitting
Sear: 2140
(3) Galba
An AR Quinarius struck 68-69 AD in Lugdunum
Obverse: SER GALBA IMP CAESAR AVG P M T P, Head of Galba facing right, wearing laurel wreath

Reverse: VICTORIA GALBAE AVG, Victory wearing drapery, standing facing left on top of globe, holding wreath and palm

Diameter: 16 mm
Die Orientation: 6 H
Weight: 1.62 g
No notes for this coin
RIC I (Second Edition) Galba 131
(4) Galba
An AR Denarius struck AD 68-69 in Rome
Obverse: IMP SER GALBA CAESAR AVG, laureate head right

Reverse: DIVA AVGVSTA, Livia standing left, holding patera and sceptre

Diameter: 18 mm
Die Orientation: 5 H
Weight: 3.2 g
No notes for this coin
RIC 186; BMC 8; C 55
(5) Galba
An AE As struck 68 AD in Rome
Obverse: IMP SER GALBA - AVG TR P / Laureate head right

Reverse: PA-X-AVGVST / Pax standing left, holding branch and sceptre

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 11.07 g
No notes for this coin
RIC 281
(6) Galba
An AE Sestertius struck 68 AD in Rome
Obverse: IMP SER GALBA AVG TRP / Laureate and draped bust of Galba right

Reverse: SPQR OB CIV SER in three lines within oak-wreath

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 26.25 g
No notes for this coin
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