|Home ▸ Catalog ▸ |Roman Coins| ▸ |Crisis and Decline| ▸ |Balbinus||View Options: | | | |
Balbinus, 22 April - 29 July 238 A.D.
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.