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Live auction - brm_564913 - CLODIUS ALBINUS Denier

CLODIUS ALBINUS Denier MS/AU
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2020/01/28 14:00:00
brm_564913
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Type : Denier
Date: 194
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 650 ‰
Diameter : 18 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,14 g.
Rarity : R2
Officine: 4e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan ovale, légèrement décentré sur les légendes. Portrait de toute beauté pour ce type de monnayage où toutes les mèches de cheveux sont visibles. Frappe un peu molle au revers. Jolie patine de collection avec des reflets mordorés
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la collection Jean-Christophe Payen

Obverse


Obverse legend : D - CLOD SE[PT] - ALBIN CAES.
Obverse description : Tête nue de Clodius Albinus à droite (O°).
Obverse translation : “Decimus Clodius Septimius Albinus Cæsar”, (Décimus Clodius Septime Albin césar).

Reverse


Reverse legend : MINER - PA-CIF [COS II].
Reverse description : Minerve casquée et drapée debout à gauche, tenant une branche de laurier de la main droite et de la gauche, une haste et un bouclier.
Reverse translation : "Minerva Pacifera Consul iterum", (Minerve qui apporte la paix, consul pour la deuxième fois).

Commentary


Portrait magnifique.

Historical background


Clodius ALBINUS

(04/193-19/02/197) Decimus Clodius Septimius Albinus

Caesar (04/193-12/195)

Albin was proclaimed in April 193, no later than May After removing Dide Julien, he was satisfied with the title of Caesar subject to Septimius Severus. In 194, Albin is consul for the second time with Septimius Severus. His first consulship was suffect. The break is after the victory of Septimius Severus on Pescennius Niger. Albin, remained in Rome, proclaims august. Septimius Severus Caracalla student at césarat May 27 and 196 after the fall of Byzantium in the summer, he march on Rome Clodius Albinus as abandoned, followed by the greater part of the Senate. Refuge in Gaul, Albin is finally defeated 19 February 197 near Lyon. Albin, his family and many supporters (more than 20,000) are executed in retaliation.

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