was the goddess of luck, fortune, and fate. She might bring luck, or bad. This coin was dedicated to Reduci in the hope that she would safely return to . Apparently she wasn't impressed. Despite being and consul when this coin was struck, Clodius remained in Britain. In 195 A.D., after consolidating his position, Septimius declared Clodius a public enemy. After Clodius was defeated in 197 A.D., his body, along with the bodies of his wife and children, were thrown into the Rhone at . Only his returned to - sent as a warning to others who might oppose Septimius.
RB77426. , 53a (R), III 17, 533, 34, 6150, - (p. xliii), aF, 17.522 g, maximum 27.8 mm, 180o, mint, as , 194 - 195A.D.; D CL SEPT ALBIN , right; REDVCI , seated left, holding tiller of rudder set on globe with right hand, in left hand, wheel under seat, S C ( ) in ; ; $140.00 (€124.60)
The Augusta says of Albinus, "...he was both of noble rank there and traced his descent from noble families at , namely the Postumii, the Albini, and the Ceionii...He was born at Hadrumetum in a modest , in slender circumstances, and of righteous parents, Ceionius and , 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 , then of , 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
, 7 (R1), 98, 48, 6144, gVF, portrait, 3.277 g, maximum 18.1 mm, 0o, mint, as , 194 A.D.; D CLOD SEPT ALBIN , right; MINER PACIF , , helmeted, standing left, olive branch in right hand, resting left on grounded , spear leans against arm; (RIC R1); SOLD
The Augusta says of , "He was tall of stature, with unkempt curly hair and a broad expanse of brow. His skin was wonderfully white; many indeed think it was from this that he got his name. He had a womanish voice, almost as shrill as a eunuch's. He was easily roused, his anger was terrible, his rage relentless. In his pleasures he was changeable, for he sometimes craved wine and sometimes abstained. He had a thorough knowledge of arms and was not ineptly called the Catiline of his age."SH32694. Silver
, 19, 6167, 271, 21, gVF, 2.303 g, maximum 17.3 mm, 0o, ( , France) mint, issued as ; IMP CAE D CLO SEP ALB AVG, laureate right; LEGION , ( ) between two legionary standards; mint luster, ; ; SOLD
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