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Home > Catalog > |Roman Coins| > |Crisis and Decline| > |Balbinus| > SH15470
Balbinus, 22 April - 29 Jul 238 A.D.
Providentia is the personification of the ability to foresee and make provision. She was among the embodiments of virtues that were part of the Imperial cult of ancient Rome. Providentia apparently did not favor Balbinus. If he had a little foresight, he would have modified the chain of events that led to his murder after a reign of only 99 days.
SH15470. Silver denarius, RIC IV-1 7, RSC III 23, BMCRE VI 33, Hunter III 2, SRCV III 8490, Choice aEF, Rome mint, weight 3.039g, maximum diameter 20.6mm, die axis 180o, 22 Apr - 29 Jul 238 A.D.; obverse IMP C D CAEL BALBINVS AVG, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right; reverse PROVIDENTIA DEORVM (to the foresight of the gods), Providentia standing left, in right baton over globe, cornucopia in left; full circle centering on both the obverse and reverse, nice style; rare; SOLD











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