Roman Empire. Clodius Albinus (193 – 197 AD). Bronze sestertius.

Roman Empire. Clodius Albinus (193 – 197 AD). Bronze sestertius.

SKU: C084
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Roman Empire. Clodius Albinus (193 – 197 AD). Bronze sestertius.

 

Obverse: Draped bust of Clodius Albinus right.

 

Reverse: MINER PACIF COS II SC [most of legend is not clear] Minerva standing left holding olive branch and shield and spear.

 

Die engraver: Unknown die engraver at the mint of Rome.

 

Origin: Attributed to the mint of Rome. No mint mark.

 

Materials and method: Struck in orichalcum (bronze) from engraved dies.

 

Dimensions: 30 mm diameter.

 

Weight: 14.38 gm

 

Condition: Good fine, fine; apple green patina, some edge chips in the patina, as evident in the images.

 

Stock no: C084

 

Comments:

  • Clodius Albinus was proclaimed or proclaimed himself emperor several times but never formally became emperor (so his coins never show him wearing a laurel wreath). He accepted the title of CAESAR from Septimius Severus in 193 AD. It was during his short time as Caesar that his coins were struck.
  • He was born to a Roman family in the province of north African, today Tunisia. He died in 197 AD in Lyon during or following a battle with the army of Septimius Severus.

 

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