at me for a bit now to get a proper Galba denarius before moving forward with anymore of the hard to get 12 emps portraits in silver. I still need a silver Caligula and Claudius...who doesn't There are certainly prettier Galba's out there. There are much less dinged up Galba's out there. However, on a shoestring budget (with no help from my recent fascination with Macedonian Shield coins taking over almost ALL my budget) this is my Galba...and I LOVE the portrait, dings scratches and all! Galba (68-69), Denarius, Rome, July AD 68 - January AD 69, AR (18 MM 2,67 gr h 5), IMP SER GALBA CAESAR AVG P M, laureate head r., Rv. DIVA - AVGVSTA, Livia standing l., holding scepter and patera. RIC 224 C 58.Very rare. Fine Ex-Savoca Talk about a man's man. Galba here does NOT look like the kind of man you'd want to accidently let a drop fly lose on his sandal while next to at the urinal! Not only for the oozing amount of grumpiness exemplified, I also greatly appreciate the portraits showing his age. Some of his coins intentionally appear to hide his advanced years. One of the primary reasons thought of for why the Praetorian Guard turned traders and killed him was that he was too old, at 71, to wear the purple. (Certainly reminds me of someone that's crotchety and old. Wish I could remember who it was.) Galba has the distinction as the longest reigning Roman emperor...during the year of the 4 emperors 69 CE (he reigned 7 of the 12 months). But don't let that fool you. His coins are very popular and can be tricky to get whether in your price range or in your style range. If you want a Galba you're probably gonna have to wait and time things. Unless you are wealthy and don't care about style Below I have added a quick rip from Wiki to remind those that forgot this short lived leading man's backstory. Servius Sulpicius Galba (/ˈsɜːrviəs sʌlˈpɪʃəs ˈɡælbə/; Latin: Servius Sulpicius Galba Caesar Augustus;[note 2] 24 December 3 BC – 15 January AD 69) was Roman emperor from 68 to 69, the first emperor in the Year of the Four Emperors. He was known as Lucius Livius Galba Ocella[note 3] prior to taking the throne as a result of his adoption by his stepmother, Livia Ocellina. The governor of Hispania at the time of the rebellion of Gaius Julius Vindex in Gaul, he seized the throne following Nero's suicide. Born into a wealthy family, Galba held at various times the offices of praetor, consul, and governor of the provinces Aquitania, Upper Germany, and Africa during the first half of the first century AD. He retired during the latter part of Claudius' reign but Nero later granted him the governorship of Hispania. Taking advantage of the defeat of Vindex's rebellion and Nero's suicide, he became emperor with the support of the Praetorian Guard. His physical weakness and general apathy led to his being dominated by favorites. Unable to gain popularity with the people or maintain the support of the Praetorian Guard, Galba was killed by the Praetorians on 15 January, followed shortly by Vinius and Piso. Their heads were placed on poles and Otho was then acclaimed as emperor. So please, share your Galba's, grumpy rulers or whatever you would like!