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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2008.115.284
People
Balbinus, Roman (r. 238 CE)
Title
Sestertius of Balbinus
Classification
Coins
Work Type
coin
Date
238 CE
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Europe, Rome (Latium)
Period
Roman Imperial period, Late
Culture
Roman
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/169362
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Bronze
Metal
AE
Technique
Struck
Dimensions
22.18 g
Die Axis
12
Denomination
sestertius
Date on Object
COS II
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Obverse Inscription: IMP CAES D CAEL BALBINVS AVG
  • Reverse Inscription: P M TR - P COS II P P / S C
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
RIC IV, 16, p. 171
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Transfer from the Alice Corinne McDaniel Collection, Department of the Classics, Harvard University
Accession Year
2008
Object Number
2008.115.284
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Obverse: Laureate bust of Balbinus right
Reverse: Balbinus, holding branch and parazonium, standing left

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