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brm_558707 - CLODIUS ALBINUS Sesterce

CLODIUS ALBINUS Sesterce AU/XF
1 600.00 €(Approx. 1760.00$ | 1360.00£)
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Type : Sesterce
Date: 194
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 32 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 26,13 g.
Rarity : R2
Officine: 1e
Coments on the condition:
Flan large, épais, bien centré des deux côtés, éclaté à 5h. Beau portrait d’Albin. Champs légèrement grattés, notamment au revers. Patine vert foncé
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : D - CLOD SEPT - ALBIN CAES.
Obverse description : Tête nue de Clodius Albinus à droite (O°).
Obverse translation : (Décimus Clodius Albin césar).

Reverse


Reverse legend : MINER - PA-CIF 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).

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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