Decimus Caelius Balbinus was elected along with Pupienus to end the reign of the brutal thug Maximinus. A military stalemate ensued, until Maximinus was murdered by his own troops. However, the general population and more importantly the Praetorian guard held little respect for the two ex-senators and they were murdered after a reign of 99 days.
Laureate, draped, & cuirassed bust right
IMP CAES D CAEL BALBINVS AVG
Emperor, togate, standing to left, raising right hand to a scepter on which is an eagle
PROVIDENTIA DEORVM S-C
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