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ID:     841964
Type:     Roman Imperial
Issuer:     Balbinus
Date Ruled:     AD 238
Metal:     Silver
Denomination:     Denarius
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     AD circa April-June 238
Diameter:     19 mm
Weight:     2.99 g
Die Axis:     6 h
Obverse Legend:     IMP C D CAEL BALBINVS AVG
Obverse Description:     Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
Reverse Legend:     P M TR P COS II PP
Reverse Description:     Bearded male figure (Balbinus?) standing facing, head left, holding olive branch and scepter
Mint:     Rome
Primary Reference:     RIC 005 corr. (Balbinus wearing parazonium)
Reference2:     RSC 020
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Grade:     EF, toned
Notes:     Though thought to be Balbinus, the figure on the reverse of this type wears a beard much longer than that depicted on the obverse of his coinage. 1st emission