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brm_911062 - CLODIUS ALBINUS Sesterce

CLODIUS ALBINUS Sesterce VF/VG
90.00 €(Approx. 96.30$ | 76.50£)
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Type : Sesterce
Date: 194
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 31 mm
Orientation dies : 1 h.
Weight : 21,82 g.
Rarity : R2
Officine: 1e
Coments on the condition:
Flan centré, éclaté à deux heures. Usure importante mais Clodius Albinus bien reconnaissable au droit. Restes de patine marrron
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Obverse


Obverse legend : D - CLOD SEPT - ALBIN CAES.
Obverse description : Buste tête nue de Clodius Albinus à droite, drapée sur l’épaule gauche (O*2).
Obverse translation : “Decimus Clodius Septimius Albinus Cæsar”, (Décimus Clodius Albin césar).

Reverse


Reverse legend : MINER - PACIF COS II/ S|C.
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", (Minerve qui apporte la paix, consul pour la deuxième fois).

Commentary


Poids lourd.

Historical background


CLODIUS ALBINUS

(04/193-19/02/197)

Caesar

Albin was proclaimed in April 193, at the latest in May. After the elimination of Dide Julien, he is content with the title of Caesar subordinated to Septimius Severus. In 194, Albin was consul for the second time with Septimius Severus. His first consulship is sufficient. The rupture is consummated after the victory of Septimius Severus over Pescennius Niger. Albin, who remained in Rome, proclaimed himself august. Septimius Severus raises Caracalla to the caesarat on May 27, 196. After the fall of Byzantium, in the summer, he marches on Rome, which Clodius Albinus has abandoned, followed by most of the Senate. A refugee in Gaul, Albin was finally beaten on February 19, 197 near Lyon. Albin, his family and many supporters (over 20,000) were executed in retaliation.

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