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Home > Catalog > |Roman Coins| > |The Year of 5 Emperors| > |Clodius Albinus| > SH33434
Clodius Albinus, Late 195 or Early 196 - 19 February 197 A.D.
The Historia Augusta says of Albinus, "...he was both of noble rank there and traced his descent from noble families at Rome, namely the Postumii, the Albini, and the Ceionii...He was born at Hadrumetum in a modest home, in slender circumstances, and of righteous parents, Ceionius Postumus and Aurelia Messalina, and he was their first-born son. When taken from his mother's womb, unlike the common run of infants, who are red at birth, he was very white in hue, and for this reason he was named Albinus. The truth of this is proved by a letter which his father wrote to Aelius Bassianus, then proconsul of Africa, and, as it seems, a kinsman of the family...'A son was born to me on the seventh day before the Kalends of December, and so white was his body at birth that it was whiter than the linen clothes in which we wrapped him. I acknowledged him, therefore, as one of the family of the Albini, who are common kin to you and me, and bestowed upon him the name Albinus. And now remember, I pray you, our country, yourself, and me.'"
SH33434. Silver denarius, RIC IV 7 (R1), BMCRE V 98, Hunter III 6, RSC III 48, SRCV II 6144, gVF, choice portrait, Rome mint, weight 3.277g, maximum diameter 18.1mm, die axis 0o, as caesar, 194 A.D.; obverse D CLOD SEPT ALBIN CAES, bare head right; reverse MINER PACIF COS II, Minerva standing left, helmeted, olive branch in right hand, resting left on grounded shield, spear leans against arm; scarce (RIC R1); SOLD










OBVERSE| LEGENDS|

DCLODIVSALBINCAES
DCLODIVSALBINVSCAES
DCLODSEPTALBINCAES
DCLOSEPALBINCAES
DCLSEPTALBINOCAE
DCLSEPTALBINCAES
IMPCAEDCLOSEPALBAVG
IMPCAEDCLOSEPALBINV
IMPCAESDCLALBINAVG
IMPCAESDCLOALBINAVG
IMPCAESDCLODSEPALBAVG
IMPCAESDCLODSEPTALBINAVG
IMPCAESDCLOSEPALBAVG
IMPCAESDCLOSEPAVG
IMPCDCLOSEPALBINAVG


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