Galba was born in 3 BCE and later adopted by Livia the mother of Tiberius. Under the Emperor Claudius he was made proconsul of Africa for two years, and his distinguished service made him governor of Hispania Terraconensis from 60-68 CE. While he enjoyed significant patronage from Claudius, he did not receive support from Nero. That is why, in 68 CE, when Gaius Iulius Vindex revolted from Nero, Galba was given little choice but to join the rebellion. The coins minted during his governorship are well attested, and are different from coeval Roman mints in that they are heavier. The purity of coins, especially gold, witnessed a debasement under Nero, not replicated by Galba. However, after Galba became Emperor in September 68 CE, his denarii fell in weight to between 3.20 and 3.40 grams. This coin was minted between September 68 CE and January 69 CE during which time Galba was killed in a conspiracy orchestrated by Otho. The final obverse of this coin type also listed P(ontifex) M(aximus). The reverse echoes many denominations of bronze Galba minted in Rome, purportedly in an effort to secure the people of the city to his cause through a depiction of the revered Augusta and broad circulation. Andrew Moore 2011.