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Live auction - brm_612599 - CLODIUS ALBINUS Denier

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Estimate : 680 €
Price : 702 €
Maximum bid : 720 €
End of the sale : 08 September 2020 15:16:58
bidders : 6 bidders
Type : Denier
Date: 196-197
Mint name / Town : Lyon
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 500 ‰
Diameter : 18 mm
Orientation dies : 5 h.
Weight : 2,86 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Très bel exemplaire, bien centré des deux côtés. Joli revers, bien venu à la frappe. Agréable portrait d’Albin. Fine usure superficielle. Patine grise de collection
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la collection J. H


Obverse legend : IMP CAES D CLO - SEP ALB AVG.
Obverse description : Tête laurée de Clodius Albinus à droite (O*).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Cæsar Decimus Clodius Septimius Albinus Augustus”, (L’empereur césar Décimus Clodius Albinus auguste).


Reverse legend : FIDES LEG-ION COS II.
Reverse description : Mains jointes surmontées d'une aigle légionnaire.
Reverse translation : “Fides Legionum Consul iterum”, (La Fidélité des légions consul pour la deuxième fois).


Poids léger.

Historical background


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

August (12/195-19/02/197)

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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