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238 Balbinus was one of the two nominees to the transfer of power following the disappointing crushing of the revolt led by Gordian I and II. As they were both chosen by the Senate to protect their own interests, both the Praetorian Guard as well as the public in general found the decision intolerable. Instead, they had wanted for a successor of pedigree. Understanding that gaining the support of the civilians and army was essential, they then found the teenager grandson of Gordian I and named him Caesar. Balbinus for his part had a deep mistrust for Pupienus (who felt likewise about Balbinus) and the two never got along despite public appearances to the contrary. The Praetorian Guard got whipped up into an unrelated frenzy but vented on the hapless two because they were such easy targets. Both were thus killed on the same day after a reign of only about three months.

AR Antoninianus


RIC 4v Antoninianus Obv: IMPCAESDCAELBALBINVSAVG - Radiate, draped bust right.
Rev: PAXPVBLICA - Pax seated left, holding branch and scepter. [Known to RIC only as a Denarius]. April - June 238 (Rome).




RIC 10, C 3 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCAESDCAELBALBINVSAVG - Radiate, draped bust right.
Rev: CONCORDIAAVGG - Hands, in handshake. April - June 238 (Rome). $351 2/4/04.




RIC 11, BMC 71 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCAESDCAELBALBINVSAVG - Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: FIDESMVTVAAVGG - Hands, in handshake. April - June 238 (Rome).




RIC 12, C 17 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCAESDCAELBALBINVSAVG - Radiate, draped bust right.
Rev: PIETASMVTVAAVGG - Hands, in handshake. April - June 238 (Rome).



AR Denarius


RIC 1, BMC 101 Denarius Obv: IMPCDCAELBALBINVSAVG - Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: CONCORDIAAVG - Concordia seated left, holding patera and cornucopia. April - June 238 (Rome)..




RIC 2, BMC 22, C 8 Denarius Obv: IMPCDCAELBALBINVSAVG - Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: IOVICONSERVATORI - Jupiter standing left, holding thunderbolt and scepter. April - June 238 (Rome)..




RIC 5, C 20 Denarius Obv: IMPCDCAELBALBINVSAVG - Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: PMTRPCOSIIPP - Balbinus standing left, holding branch and parazonium. April - June 238 (Rome). $630 9/17/04.




RIC 7, C 23 Denarius Obv: IMPCDCAELBALBINVSAVG - Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: PROVIDENTIADEORVM - Providentia standing left, holding wand over globe and cornucopia. April - June 238 (Rome)..




RIC 8, BMC 37, C 27 Denarius Obv: IMPCDCAELBALBINVSAVG - Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: VICTORIAAVGG - Victory standing, facing, holding wreath and palm. April - June 238 (Rome).. $400 5/21/03.



AE Sestertius


RIC 15, BMC 2, C 11 Sestertius Obv: IMPCAESDCAELBALBINVSAVG - Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: LIBERALITASAVGVSTORVM - Liberalitas standing left, holding coin counter and cornucopia. April - June 238 (Rome)..




RIC 16, C 21 Sestertius Obv: IMPCAESDCAELBALBINVSAVG - Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: PMTRPCOSIIPP - Balbinus standing left, holding branch and parazonium. April - June 238 (Rome). $515 5/21/03.




RIC 19, BMC 34, C 24 Sestertius Obv: IMPCAESDCAELBALBINVSAVG - Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: PROVIDENTIADEORVM - Providentia standing left, holding wand over globe and cornucopia. April - June 238 (Rome).




RIC 22, C 4 Sestertius Obv: IMPCAESDCAELBALBINVSAVG - Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: CONCORDIAAVGG Exe: SC - Concordia seated left, holding patera and two cornucopiae. April - June 238 (Rome).




RIC 25, BMC 40, C 29 Sestertius Obv: IMPCAESDCAELBALBINVSAVG - Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: VICTORIAAVGG - Victory standing, facing, holding wreath and palm. April - June 238 (Rome).



AE Dupondius


RIC 13, BM 23, C 9 Dupondius Obv: IMPCAESDCAELBALBINVSAVG - Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: IOVICONSERVATORI - Jupiter standing left, holding scepter and thunderbolt. April - June 238 (Rome).



AE As


RIC 23, C 5 As Obv: IMPCAESDCAELBALBINVSAVG - Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: CONCORDIAAVGG Exe: SC - Concordia seated left, holding patera and cornucopia. April - June 238 (Rome). $2,818 11/20/00.