Sestertius with bust of Balbinus

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 238


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 32 mm. Weight: 25.52 gm.

Accession Number

34.1431

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Balbinus, laureate, draped, and cuirassed right.
IMPCAESDCAELBALBINVSAVG
Reverse: Providentia standing left, pointing with stick to globe at her feet and holding cornucopia.
PROVIDENTIADEORVM S C (left and right in field)

Provenance

By 1934: U.S. Private Collection; December 6, 1934: Anonymous gift to MFA in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)