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Publius Sulpicius Galba - AR denarius Rome

Publius Sulpicius Galba - AR denarius  Rome

Publius Sulpicius Galba.
AR denarius, Rome, 69 B.C.
S•C Veiled head of Vesta right.
AE•CVR / P•GALB Knife, simpulum and ornamented axe.
4,09 g. Sydenham 839 ; Crawford 406.1. Nice style. Extremely fine

Publius Sulpicius Galba was appointed one of the judges at the trial of Verres in 70 B.C. but was rejected by Verres on account of his reputation of severity. This coin was issued when he filled the post of curule aedile. The type relates to the priestly functions of this office.

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