Coin Catalogue

Clodius Albinus 193 – 197 A.D.

Albinus was the Governor of Britain when the bloody shakeout and high-emperor turnover was happening in Rome. He struck a deal with Septimius Severus under which he acknowledged Severus as Augustus in return for the title of Caesar. Initially this setup was agreeable to Albinus but Severus little by little began positioning himself in the customary fashion of a dynast. Albinus recognized that if Severus’s sons were being groomed for imperial roles this could only lead to contesting of the initial agreement down the road and, so, he took matters into his own hands and had himself declared emperor.

His timing was good because Severus had his hands full at the time warring in Persia and the Senate despised Severus anyway. Albinus then packed up the main body of his army and began moving towards Rome to solidify his claim there. However, Severus acted quickly and withdrew from the conflicts out east to settle the score with Albinus. By careful maneuvering he was able to intercept the main forces of Albinus, cut off their supplies and engage his weakened armies which were subsequently obliterated. For his part Albinus committed suicide when all was lost for certain. Severus then returned to Rome where he had those in the Senate who had vouched for Albinus executed for treason.



AU Aureus


RIC 9b, C 70 Denarius Obv: DCLODSEPTALBINCAES – Bare head right, drapery on left shoulder.
Rev: SAECVLOFRVGIFEROCOSII – Saeculum Fregiferum standing left, radiate and bare to waist, holding caduceus and trident. c.194-195 (Rome). $33,949 12/5/02.




AR Denarius


RIC 1a, C 58 Denarius Obv: DCLODIVSALBINVSCAES – Bare head right.
Rev: PROVIDAVGCOS – Providentia standing left, holding in right hand wand over globe and scepter in left.



RIC 1c, C 55 Denarius Obv: DCLSEPTALBINCAES – Bare head right.
Rev: PROVIDAVGCOS – Providentia standing left, holding wand over globe and scepter. 193 (Rome).



RIC 2, S 6140, C 9 Denarius Obv: DCLODSEPTALBINCAES – Bare head right.
Rev: COSII – Aesculapius standing left, holding serpent-wreathed rod. 195 (Rome). $160 12/27/02.



RIC 4, C 15 AR Denarius Obv: DCLODSEPTALBINCAES – Bare head right.
Rev: FELICITASCOSII – Felicitas standing left, holding caduceus and scepter.



RIC 7, C 48 AR Denarius Obv: DCLODSEPTALBINCAES – Bare head right.
Rev: MINERPACIFCOSII – Minerva standing left, holding branch and spear; shield to left.



RIC 11a, C 61 Denarius Obv: DCLODSEPTALBINCAES – Bare head right.
Rev: ROMAEAETERNAE – Roma seated left on shield, holding palladium and reversed spear.



RIC 11b, S 6164, C 61 Denarius Obv: DCLODSEPTALBINCAES – Bare head right.
Rev: ROMAEAETERNAE – Roma, helmeted, seated left on shield, holding palladium and scepter. 194 (Rome). $153 1/21/03.



RIC 20b, BMC 284, C 24 Denarius Obv: IMPCAESDCLOSEPALBAVG – Laureate head right.
Rev: FIDESLEGIONCOSII – Clasped hands, holding legionary eagle. 195-197 (Lugdunum). $685 5/21/03.



RIC 23b, C 40 Denarius Obv: IMPCAESDCLOSEPALBAVG – Laureate head right.
Rev: GENLVGCOSII – Genius standing, facing, holding scepter and cornucopia; eagle to lower left. 195-197 (Lugdunum). $89 1/3/04.



RIC 47, BMC 268 Denarius Obv: IMPCAESDCLOALBINAVG – Laureate head right.
Rev: VICTAVGCOSII – Victory seated right on cuirass, holding palm and shield set on knee. 195-197 (Lugdunum).



RIC 53, BMC 533 Denarius Obv: DCLSEPTALBINCAES – Bare head right.
Rev: FORTREDVCICOSII – Fortuna seated over wheel, steering globe with rudder and holding cornucopia.




AE Sestertius


RIC 53b, C 49 Sestertius Obv: DCL SEPT ALBIN CAES, bare head right, slight drapery on left shoulder.
Rev: FORTREDVCICOSII – Fortuna seated left, holding rudder on globe, and cornucopia; wheel beneath chair. 194-195 (Rome).



RIC 54a, C 49 Sestertius Obv: DCLODSEPTALBINCAES – Bare head right.
Rev: MINERPACIFCOSII -Minerva standing left, holding branch, spear and shield.



RIC 62, C 7 Sestertius Obv: DCLODSEPTALBINCAES – Bare head right.
Rev: CONCORDIA – Concordia seated left, holding patera and double cornucopia. 193-194 (Rome). $650 9/24/03.




AE As


RIC 58, C 17 As Obv: DCLODSEPTALBINCAES – Bare head right.
Rev: FELICITASCOSII -Felicitas standing left, holding caduceus and scepter.


Leave a reply

Fields marked with * are required