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E-auction 299-218184 - CLODIUS ALBINUS Sesterce

CLODIUS ALBINUS Sesterce VF/VF
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Estimate : 280 €
Price : 180 €
Maximum bid : 227 €
End of the sale : 07 January 2019 14:34:00
bidders : 7 bidders
Type : Sesterce
Date: 194
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 28,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 25,34 g.
Rarity : R2
Officine: 5e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan idéalement centré des deux côtés. Beau portrait d’Albin au droit. Le revers présente plus de traces de circulation mais reste bien identifiable. Patine vert foncé
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : D CL SEPT AL-BIN CAES.
Obverse description : Buste, tête nue de Clodius Albinus à droite, drapé sur l’épaule (O°2).
Obverse translation : “Decimus Clodius Septimius Albinus Cæsar”, (Décimus Clodius Septime Albin césar).

Reverse


Reverse legend : [FELICITA]S COS II// SC.
Reverse description : Felicitas (la Félicité) drapée, debout à gauche, tenant de la main droite un caducée et de la gauche un sceptre long.
Reverse translation : “Felicitas Consul iterum”, (La Félicité consul pour la deuxième fois).

Commentary


C’est la première fois que nous présentons cet exemplaire, avec cette titulature, à la vente ! Le drapé est visible de chaque côté du cou.

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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