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Denarius: CM.196-2002

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Current Location: In storage


Ruler: Galba (AD 68-69)
State: Roman Empire
Mint: Carthage (Inferred)



Measurements and weight

Weight: 3.00 g

Place(s) associated

  • Carthage

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (2002-01-21) by Kovacs, Frank L.


Circa 68-10 CE - 69-01-15 CE


This is a new type belonging to a small and historically important group of coins produced in the months following the suppression of the revolt of Clodius Macer in October 68. The exceptional SC below the bust, although previously unknown for Galba, is a feature that occurs on Macer's coinage, strengthening the argument that they come from the same mint, very probably Carthage.

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Identification numbers

Accession number: CM.196-2002
Primary reference Number: 146679
RIC: Cf. 1(2).257.515-21
Ordering: RI-0407
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Created: Monday 14 April 2014 Updated: Monday 14 April 2014 Last processed: Friday 7 May 2021

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Coins and Medals

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