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Finally A Galba

 
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 Posted 11/15/2014  01:06 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add MartiVltori to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
OK, so I have not purchased any coins in many months as my wife and I have been saving for a big purchase which we just payed off. I saw this coin and immediately snatched it up. So quickly in fact that I missed the fact (which was clearly in the description) that it is holed and filled. Oh well, at first I thought I got an incredible bargain but I think I still did alright.

I guess I can't be too choosy with Galba and it is a Big ole' sestertius. Not a bad way to get back into the swing of things.

Galba (A.D. 68 - 69)
Orichalcum Sestertius, A.D. 68, Rome, 36mm, 25.24g, 180°, RIC I, 309, holed and filled.
Obv: IMP SER SVLP GALBA CAES AVG TR P. Laureate, draped bust right.
Rev: LIBERTAS PVBLICA. Libertas standing left, holding pileus and scepter; S C in field.
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11/15/2014 01:06 am
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 Posted 11/15/2014  02:58 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add chuy1530 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The hole is in about as unobtrusive a place as you could ask for. It's got a great portrait.
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 Posted 11/15/2014  06:13 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Topcat7 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That is one good looking 'Galba'. If you ever want to sell it, see me. I am definitely interested.

And I have never said that to any other member about any other coin.

Edited by Topcat7
11/15/2014 06:14 am
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 Posted 11/15/2014  08:03 am  Show Profile   Check echizento's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add echizento to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I like this coin hole and all. The hole isn't in a bad place and was filled nicely. Galba is one that I don't have and I would have snatched this coin also.
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 Posted 11/15/2014  08:10 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Medieval to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Excellent portrait, you can't complain 'MartiVltori'.
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 Posted 11/15/2014  08:18 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Holed and filled?
QUITE an acceptable coin in this case!
Nice portrait to boot!
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 Posted 11/15/2014  09:47 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add GERMANICVS to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
A nice coin you got there, with a good rendition of Galba's severe expression. One of my favorite emperor to collect.
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 Posted 11/15/2014  2:18 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add MartiVltori to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for all the nice comments. I was a little disappointed when I saw the hole after I bought it but once I got the coin in hand, I was really happy with it.
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 Posted 11/15/2014  4:48 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add pishpash to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
WAY much better than mine. Great portrait, lovely patina. Hole does not matter.
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 Posted 11/15/2014  6:11 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Medieval to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
WAY much better than mine.


So true, I would be ashamed to show mine in comparison.
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 Posted 11/15/2014  6:13 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add chrsmat71 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
yeah, that's still a nice lookin' coin MV!
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