Nicer Clodius Albinus

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  1. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    I've gone through two other Clodius Albinus denarii but couldn't resist the $60 price tag for it. Especially due to it's condition being better than my prior 2.

    Clodius Albinus (193 - 195 A.D.)
    AR Denarius
    O: D CL SEPT ALBIN CAES, bare head right.
    R: MINER PACIF COS II, Minerva standing front, head left, holding a spear and leaning on a shield.
    Rome Mint
    RIC 7, RSC 48, RCV 6144, BMC 98
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  3. Cucumbor

    Cucumbor Dombes collector Supporter

    That's a bargain !
    Well done

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  4. ancient coin hunter

    ancient coin hunter Just a guy making his way in the universe

    Gee, where could you find an Albinus' denarius for $60? What a steal!
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  5. Orfew

    Orfew Draco dormiens nunquam titillandus Supporter

    That was a great deal for a nice coin.
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  6. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    Very good deal! That coin has great eye-appeal!

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  7. Ryro

    Ryro You'll never be lovelier than you are now... Supporter

    Way to upgrade and at a great price ta boot! As I recall Clodius had the upper hand on both Septimius and Pescius but got played by the former and then Sevy tcob'd him once Pescius was squashed.
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    as Caesar (AD 193-195). AR
    denarius Rome, AD 193-
    194/5. D CL SEPT AL-BIN
    CAES, bare head of Clodius
    Albinus right / ROMAE AE-
    TERNAE, Roma seated left,
    holding palladium and
    scepter, shield at her side.
    RIC 11a. BMCRE 43.
  8. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    I don't see them selling for any premium but there are a few Clodius Albinus denarii dated COS rather than COSII indicating they were from 193 AD. One die of these denarii has a really strange eye placed too high. It was my first Albinus.

    Sometime the more rare Alexandria mint denarii are recognized by dealers and priced up but several slip through since these were recognized after RIC was published and coins with the same type/legend were also made at Rome. It's a style thing. The reverse is FELICITAS COS II


    Finally the Clodius Albinus really to watch for are the issues from Lugdunum after he split with Septimius and declared himself Augustus. Other than style, they do have the obverse legend ending AVG rather than CAES. I only have one and it has severe damage from a die clash that broke out a chunk of the reverse die at upper right. It read GEN LVG COS II but most people would probably prefer one without the clash.

    The Rome mint for Septimius during the time Albinus was Caesar made a good percentage of coins with what one might call poor quality control. Many have partial legends and ragged edges. It is easier to find a decent portrait than it is to get full legends. I always thought Clodius Albinus was a particularly handsome fellow on this Sestertius. :pompous:
  9. gogili1977

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  10. TheRed

    TheRed Well-Known Member

    Very nice coin Mat, I find the bust of Clodius to be quite appealing.
  11. Cucumbor

    Cucumbor Dombes collector Supporter

    Clodius Albinus, Denarius - Rome mint, AD 194
    CLOD SEPT ALBIN CAES, bare head of Clodius Albinus right
    MINER PACIF COS II, Minerva standing left, holding spear and olive branch, leaning on shield
    3,36 gr
    Ref : Cohen #48, RCV #6144

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  12. randygeki

    randygeki Coin Collector

    Nice coin and nice deal Mat.

    Heres mine :)

    Clodius Albinus, as Caesar,

    AR Denarius 19 mm 3.34g

    D CLOD SEPT ALBIN CAES, bare head right / MINER PACIF COS II, Minerva standing facing with olive branch, shield & spear. RIC 7, RSC 48. BMC 98

    Ex Allan Barker Collection.

    ex Mat
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