Pupienus – Roman Emperor: April 22 – July 29, 238 A.D.
Pupienus Maximus was Roman Emperor with Balbinus for three months in 238, during the Year of the Six Emperors.
Pupienus was elected along with Balbinus to end the reign of the brutal thug Maximinus. A military stalemate ensued until Maximinus was murdered by his troops. The general population and Praetorian guard held little respect for the two ex-senators, and they were murdered after a reign of 99 days.
Obverse: IMP CAES M CLOD PVPIENVS AVG, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: VICTORIA AVGG, Victory standing facing, head left, holding wreath and palm branch.
Diameter: 18 mm
Material: Silver plated
Made in the USA
Packaged in a coin collecting flip with the printed description on an insert.