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Sestertius with bust of Balbinus

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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)

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 238

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 32 mm. Weight: 25.52 gm.

Accession Number

34.1431

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins