Clodius Albinus (late AD 195 - 19th February AD 196)

Decimus Clodius Septimus Albinus was a native of North Africa. As a military commander he served with distinction under Marcus Aurelius and Commodus. He became governor of Bithynia, Lower Germany and Britain. Clodius was eventually declared an enemy of the state and defeated in battle at Lugdunum in Gaul on 19th February AD 196 by Septimius Severus.

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Clodius Albinus 'Providentia' Denarius 021439

Rare Clodius Albinus 'Providentia' Denarius
Silver, 3.54 grams, 17.99 mm. Rome. 195 AD. Obverse: D CL SEPT ALBIN CAES, bare head right. Reverse: PROVID AVG COS, Providentia standing left, holding sceptre and wand over globe. RIC 1c; Sear 6145 var (obverse legend). Near extremely fine/very fine.

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Clodius Albinus 'Providentia' Denarius 021439


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