Ancient Coin Collectors Guild
Numismatic Society of South Australia
American Numismatic Society
American Numismatic Association

SOLD: Galba, 68-69 AD, Syria, Seleucis and Pieria, Antioch, AR Tetradrachm, Eagle, struck 68-69 AD, McAlee Plate Coin

1,724.40  CAD

  • 1,429.52 USD
  • 1,170.59 €
  • 1,850.00 AUD
  • 1,989.65  NZD
Lifetime guarantee of authenticity
Insured via Australia Post
7-day change of mind refund policy
Spend 466.05  CAD, get 3% off
Spend 652.47  CAD, get 5% off
Spend 838.90  CAD, get 7% off
Information: This coin is illustrated in McAlee, Richard. The Coins of Roman Antioch. (Lancaster, PA, 2007).
Origin: Syria, Seleucis and Pieria, Antiochia ad Orontem
Authority: Galba
Denomination: AR Tetradrachm
Composition: Silver
Date: circa 68-69 AD (B in reverse legend ='New Holy Year' 2)
Obverse: AYTOKPATωP ΓAΛBAC KAICAP CEBATOC, Bare head of Galba, right
Reverse: ETOYC B, Eagle, left, wreath in beak, standing on two opposed laurel branches; palm, in left field
Size: 27.10mm, 15.2g, 12h
Grade: Choice VF, the finest style, boldly struck, a few light scratches, old cabinet tone
Provenance: McAlee plate coin; from the Michael Prieur Collection, ex Classical Numismatic Group Auction 111 (29 May 2019), Lot 519; Triton II (1 December 1998), Lot 637; Hess-Leu 41 (24 April 1969), Lot 126; Münzen und Medaillen AG FPL 212 (June 1961), Lot 24
References: PMcAlee 308 (this coin, illustrated); Prieur 100; RPC I 4198/6 (this coin cited); BMC Galatia -; Butcher -
General: Servius Sulpicius Galba was Roman Emperor from 68-69 AD. Prior to becoming emperor, he served under 3 different emperors, Caligula, Claudius and Nero in a number of important positions, which included praetor, governor of Aquitaine, consul, and commander of the legions of Upper Germany. He ascended to the throne following Nero’s suicide. His rule did not last long and was the first of the Year of Four Emperors. In less than 6 months, his legions and the soldiers of Lower Germany turned against him following Galba (on poor advice) seizing the property of Roman citizen, disbanding the German legions and not paying Praetorians and soldiers.  He was killed by the Praetorians and Otho became emperor.
  1. Lifetime guarantee

    All ancient coins and antiquities are guaranteed authentic for life for your peace of mind. You may return an item for a refund, at any time, if it is established by a suitably qualified and experienced professional certifier that it is not authentic. Our coins are sourced from reputable sources including established auction houses and select wholesale sources.

  2. Certificate of Authenticity

    A certifcate of authenticity with this guarantee is included with every purchase, with a photo of the coin and a detailed description. Certificates are not issued for bulk lots in our bulk category for practical reasons, however the lifetime guarantee still stands.

  3. Change of mind

    Additionally, you may refund your purchase (excluding shipping) for any reason, if you notify us within 7 days of receiving it.

  4. Other

    We recommend only buying from dealers who offer lifetime guarantees. All our coins are researched using our extensive library of references and online databases. Our attributions are more complete than most dealers.

  1. Worldwide Shipping

    We ship worldwide!

  2. Shipping Carrier

    All shipping is via Australia Post unless otherwise advised.

  3. Flat rates

    Flat rates are offered for shipping for your convenience.

  4. Insurance & Tracking

    All items are posted via registered post and insured for your peace of mind.

  5. General Terms & Conditions

    Please see our terms & conditions page for more details.