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Home > Catalog > |Roman Coins| > |Crisis and Decline| > |Pupienus| > SH76157
Pupienus, 22 April - 29 July 238 A.D.
The reverse refers to the harmony and friendship of the emperors Balbinus and Pupienus. Because they were quarreling they were unable to put up a joint defense against the praetorians. They were both murdered after a reign of only 99 days.
SH76157. Orichalcum sestertius, RIC IV-1 20, Banti 1, Cohen V 7 (12 fr.), BMCRE VI 43, Hunter III 12, SRCV III 8530, aVF, superb portrait, well centered, toned brass with touches of green, areas of light corrosion, Rome mint, weight 20.257g, maximum diameter 29.7mm, die axis 45o, later issue; obverse IMP CAES M CLOD PVPIENVS AVG, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, from behind; reverse CONCORDIA AVGGG (harmony among the three emperors), Concordia seated left, patera in extended right hand, double cornucopia in left hand, S C (senatus consulto) in exergue; scarce; SOLD










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IMPCAESMCLODPVPIENVSAVG
IMPCAESPVPIENMAXIMVSAVG
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