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BALBINUS Antoninien AU
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Estimate : 600 €
Price : 520 €
Maximum bid : 550 €
End of the sale : 12 December 2017 14:41:14
bidders : 3 bidders
Type : Antoninien
Date: mai - juin
Date: 238
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 500 ‰
Diameter : 22,5 mm
Orientation dies : 7 h.
Weight : 4,29 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Bel exemplaire bien centré. Usure très superficielle. Monnaie ayant conservé un important relief. Patine grise
Catalogue references :


Obverse description : Buste radié, drapé et cuirassé de Balbin à droite, vu de trois quarts en avant (A).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Cæsar Decimus Cælius Balbinus Augustus” (L’empereur césar Decime Caelius Balbin auguste).


Reverse legend : CONCORDIA AVGG.
Reverse description : Deux mains jointes.
Reverse translation : “Concordia Augustorum” (La Concorde des augustes).


Rubans de type 3.

Historical background


(02-04/05/238) Decimus Cælius Balbinus

After the eviction of Gordians in Africa, the Senate appointed two of its members to fight against Maximin, whose descent into Italy found himself stopped at Aquileia, where he was assassinated in April 238. Balbin, great administrator, remained in Rome while Pupien took the direction of military affairs. Despite this effective distribution of roles, Balbin fails to agree with his colleague Pupien. They were first obliged to adopt the last surviving male of the family Gordian (Gordian the Younger), Caesar promoted in February or March. Balbin and Pupien were both murdered, perhaps in late April or early May. The new chronology based on the work of the late A. Chastagnol and irreplaceable introduction to the Augustan History, op. cit., p. 696.

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