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Sestertius (Coin) Portraying Emperor Galba, 68. Creator: Unknown

Sestertius (Coin) Portraying Emperor Galba, 68. Creator: Unknown


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Sestertius (Coin) Portraying Emperor Galba, 68. Creator: Unknown

Sestertius (Coin) Portraying Emperor Galba, 68

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1st Century Ad Calba Civil War Coin Coinage Currency Galba Grey Background Lucius Livius Galba Ocella Roman Empire Servius Sulpicius Galba Servius Sulpicius Galba Caesar Augustus Sestertius Year Of The Four Emperors 1st Century Ancient Roman Letterbox Format


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This print showcases a Sestertius coin portraying Emperor Galba, dating back to the year 68. The creator of this remarkable piece remains unknown, adding an air of mystery and intrigue to its allure. This ancient Roman artifact is now on display at the renowned Art Institute of Chicago, where it takes pride of place in the Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium collection. The close-up image allows us to appreciate every intricate detail captured on this bronze coin. Against a grey background, Emperor Galba's regal head emerges with authority and power. His expression reflects both wisdom and determination as he gazes into eternity. Emperor Galba played a significant role during the tumultuous period known as the Year of Four Emperors, which marked a time of civil war within the Roman Empire. As we admire this historical relic, we are transported back in time to witness an era filled with political turmoil and uncertainty. The use of color adds depth and vibrancy to this ancient currency, reminding us that even after centuries have passed, its significance endures. This portrait serves as a testament to Rome's rich heritage and artistic prowess. Through this panoramic studio shot, we can fully appreciate not only the craftsmanship involved but also how such coins were once used as symbols of wealth and power in Roman society. It is through artifacts like these that we gain insight into our past while marveling at their timeless beauty.

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