Balbinus (Facial Reconstruction)

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by Daniel Voshart
published on 25 October 2020
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A photorealistic reconstruction of what the Roman emperor Balbinus (r. 238 CE) may have looked like. Based on contemporary and near contemporary descriptions, as well as archaeological evidence. Pictured alongside the reconstruction are the portraits used as references, including a bust from the Ephesus Museum (top left); the Hermitage Museum (right); and the Capitoline Museum (bottom left). Made using Photoshop and Artbreeder, a neural net tool.

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Voshart, D. (2020, October 25). Balbinus (Facial Reconstruction). Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from

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Voshart, Daniel. "Balbinus (Facial Reconstruction)." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified October 25, 2020.

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Voshart, Daniel. "Balbinus (Facial Reconstruction)." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 25 Oct 2020. Web. 04 Dec 2020.

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