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Home > Fake Coin Reports > Fake Roman Imperial Coins: Year of 5 Emperors: Pertinax - Clodius Albinus: AD 192 - 196

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Clodius AlbinusLead painted with copper paint. Look at the edge to reveal the evidence of paint.
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CLODIUS ALBINUSAR Denarius, 18/18 mm; 3,161 g; 6h.
Obv. D CLOD SEPTC ALBIN CAES Head of Clodius Albinus to r.
Rev. PM TRP II COS II PP Roma on chair to l., holding Victory and spear/scepter.
Struck. Die-engraver "Lipanoff Studio"
Published: Sofia 2004, no.70
I. Prokopov
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CLODIUS ALBINUS AR Denarius
Obv.: D CLODIVS ALBIN CAES Head to r.
Rev.: PM TRP II COS II, Roma on chair to l.
Cast, artificial patina.
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Clodius AlbinusSestertius, RIC 52c, Cohen 16
Date: 194 AD Rome Mint

Obv: D CL SEPT AL BIN CAES - Bare head right
Rev: FELICITAS COS II, SC - Felicitas standing left, holding caduceus and scepter

Selling on ebay October 2011 as a reproduction
No weights or measures given
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Clodius AlbinusModern cast fake of AR denarius of Clodius Albinus, 195 AD
obv: D CLOD SEPT ALBIN CAES bare head, r
rev: COS II Aesculapius standing left, holding serpent-wreathed rod
cf: RIC IVi, 2 (r) rare, page 44 - Cohen 9 55 - SEAR RCV II (2002), #6140, page 442
Toronto Group forgery

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Clodius AlbinusModern cast fake of AR denarius of Clodius Albinus, 195 AD
obv: D CLOD SEPT ALBIN CAES bare head, r
rev: COS II Aesculapius standing left, holding serpent-wreathed rod
cf: RIC IVi, 2 (r) rare, page 44 - Cohen 9 55 - SEAR RCV II (2002), #6140, page 442
Toronto Group forgery
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Clodius AlbinusModern cast fake of AR denarius of Clodius Albinus, 195 AD
obv: D CLOD SEPT ALBIN CAES bare head, r
rev: COS II Aesculapius standing left, holding serpent-wreathed rod
cf: RIC IVi, 2 (r) rare, page 44 - Cohen 9 55 - SEAR RCV II (2002), #6140, page 442
Toronto Group forgery
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Clodius AlbinusModern cast fake of AR denarius of Clodius Albinus, 195 AD
obv: D CLOD SEPT ALBIN CAES bare head, r
rev: COS II Aesculapius standing left, holding serpent-wreathed rod
cf: RIC IVi, 2 (r) rare, page 44 - Cohen 9 55 - SEAR RCV II (2002), #6140, page 442
Toronto Group forgery
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Clodius AlbinusClodius Albinus, as Caesar, AR Denarius. 195 AD. D CLOD SEPT ALBIN CAES, bare head right / COS II, Aesculapius standing left, naked to waist, feeding serpent climbing up staff.
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Clodius AlbinusClodius Albinus
Monoface modern paduan engraved by Jérémie KETELS (France) 2020
(from a complete collection of the 48 emperors of the High Empire).
Copper, diameter 35mm, 20g
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Clodius Albinus (Caesar, 193-195). Fake Denarius (17mm, 3.03g, 6h).Clodius Albinus (Caesar, 193-195). Fake Denarius (17mm, 3.03g, 6h). Rome. Bare head r. R/ Roma seated l., holding palladium and spear. Cf. RIC IV 11a. Modern fake for study
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CLODIUS ALBINUS - COS II DenariusAR Denarius 2,7 gr.

Obv: D CLOD SEPT ALBIN CAES - Bare head right.
Rev: COS II - Aesculapius standing left, holding staff entwined with serpent.
RIC IV, 2; Sear II 6140; Cohen 9

Offered for sale in Ebay as Replica (Silver Forgery) April 2009
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Clodius Albinus Caesar Aureus, Fort ReduciSold as genuine on German Ebay; a real Clodius Albinus aureus on Ebay is so unlikely that this piece fetched only 126€ - I've seen far worse fake aurei go for much more!

submitted by rupert
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Clodius Albinus DenariusSelling on ebay, Jan 2012.

Sellers desc:
Replica of Roman Coin.Clodius Albinus. As Caesar, AD 193-195.Stamped Silver Replica- AR Denarius (18 mm, 3.9 g), Clodius Albinus. As Caesar, AD 193-195. AR Denarius. Rome mint. Struck AD 194-195. Bare head right / Aesculapius standing left, holding serpent-entwined staff. RIC IV 2; Good portrait.
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clodius albinus denarius (silver forgery)Sold in June 07 on Ebay as:
'This is a FORGERY of a Clodius albinus denarius.

Possibly a slavey?

There are some reputed sellers selling it as authentic, but in my opinion is a FORGERY.

Almost 3,3 grams of silver.'

submitted by areich
1 comments
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Clodius Albinus SestertiusAE Sestertius, 194/5 AD, Rome Mint

Obv: D CL SEPT ALBIN CAES - Bare head right
Rev: FELICITAS COS II, SC - Felicitas standing left, holding caduceus and scepter. S C in fields.
RIC #52c, Cohen #16

Seller desc.:
This is a reproduction of a Roman sestertius of emperor Clodius Albinus who ruled from 195 to 196 CE. The obverse shows the portrait of the emperor facing right. The reverse shows Felicitas standing left holding caduceus and scepter. The coin was struck in 195 CE. (Sear 6149). These pieces are NOT ancient coins. Each coin is stamped 'COPY' on the reverse.

Offered as Copy/reproduction on ebay
Dec/2011



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Clodius Albinus, AE28, Pautalia, SerpentObv:- I NO C KAI KLWD ALBE, Draped bust right /
Rev:- OVLPIAC PAUTALIATWN, serpent climbing a branch, reaching to eat some offerings atop a column, wheat ear to left.
Pautalia, Thrace

Modern fabric and style.

Sold on ebay amongst a batch of retoned and modified coins of modern fabric that have been repatinated and artificially worn.

Submitted by Maridvnvm
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Clodius Albinus, Av AureusObv:- D CLOD SEPT ALBIN CAES, Bare head right.
Rev:- FORT REDVCI COS II, Fortuna seated left holding rudder and cornucopia
Fig 15 is the false coin - Switzerland 1985, 7.28g

A remarkable portrait but differs widely from known examples..

Published in the IAPN BOC Vol 11, No. 1 in 1986 - example 15
Image used with permission of IAPN
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Clodius Albinus, Denarius, AlexandriaObv:– D CLOD SEPT ALBIN CAES, Laureate head right
Rev:– FELICITAS COS II, Felicitas standing half left, caduceus in right and scepter in right hand
Minted in Alexandria. A.D. 194.

Cast fake.

I bought the top coin and thought it superfically ok. Whilst researching the coin I located the lower coin. Upon much closer examination I found the traces of a casting seam on my coin confirming it as a cast fake. I suspect the lower coin is a cast fake too though there is an outside chance that it is the host but I doubt it.
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Clodius Albinus, denarius, RIC -Obv:- CLOD SEPT ALBIN CAES, Bare headed bust right
Rev:- P M TR P II COS II P P, Roma, seated left, holding Victory
Ref:- None (see below)

Modern pressed/struck forgery
Found for sale as genuine at auction

"Check Prokopov II (2004), on Lipanoff studio, and compare there p. 46, no. 70, same die pair. Since these are, he says, hammer struck and by hand, it needn't look cast." Patricia Lawrence

"Albinus, as Caesar, was never P M or TR P or P P. Nor is there such an authentic contemporary rev. type of Septimius Severus, which could have been joined with an obv. of Albinus in a mint mule. So typologically, the coin cannot be genuine--a rather elementary mistake of the forger!" Curtis Clay
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Clodius Albinus, denarius, RIC -Obv:- CLOD SEPT ALBIN CAES, Bare headed bust right
Rev:- P M TR P II COS II P P, Roma, seated left, holding Victory
Ref:- None

Sold on Ebay in April 2004 as a reproduction.

Silver denarius 17mm,3.6gm of Clodius Albinus.
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Clodius Albinus, denarius, RIC -Obv:- CLOD SEPT ALBIN CAES, Bare headed bust right
Rev:- P M TR P II COS II P P, Roma, seated left, holding Victory
Ref:- None

Cast of a known fake. See the fake here.

Sold on ebay January 2007 by batibaleno.

Submitted by Maridvnvm
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Clodius Albinus, denarius, RIC -Obv:- CLOD SEPT ALBIN CAES, Bare headed bust right
Rev:- P M TR P II COS II P P, Roma, seated left, holding Victory
Ref:- None

Cast of a known fake. See the fake here.


Sold on ebay February 2007 by batibaleno.

Submitted by Maridvnvm
1 comments
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Clodius Albinus, denarius, RIC -Obv:- CLOD SEPT ALBIN CAES, Bare headed bust right
Rev:- P M TR P II COS II P P, Roma, seated left, holding Victory
Ref:- None

Sold on ebay June 2007 "without warranty".

Submitted by Maridvnvm
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