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.
Bust of Balbinus, laureate and draped, right
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Balbinus, Pupienus and Gordian III seated on raised platform, behind them, a soldier standing with spear, before them Liberalitas standing left, holding abacus and cornucopiae, a citizen mounting steps to receive the largesse
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