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Galba, 3 April 68 - 15 January 69 A.D.
Galba was governor of Hispania Tarraconensis when he was proclaimed emperor by his troops. The Senate recognized his authority in Jul 68. His avarice, ruthlessness, and refusal to pay a promised donative to the praetorian guards made him unpopular. He was assassinated in a conspiracy plotted by Otho.
|In June of 68, after Nero committed suicide, and Galba was made emperor. Galba's concord with the provinces advertised on this coin was wishful thinking. Legions in Germania Inferior soon acclaimed Vitellius as emperor. The following year, 69 A.D. would be The Year of the Four Emperors, when Rome was ruled in rapid succession by Galba, Otho, Vitellius, and Vespasian.|