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Clodius Albinus (195-197 AD)

Born c. 140 AD in Africa as Decimus Clodius Septimus Albinus. He was appointed governor of Britain between 191 and 192 AD. While supportive of Pertinax when he was raised to the purple, he opposed Didius Julianus upon his succession. Albinus accepted the rank of Caesar under Septimius Severus after Julianus was deposed in April 193 AD. In December 195 AD he, along with three legions, left Britain for Lugdunum and was there proclaimed Augustus. Severus returned from his Parthian campaign to put down Albinus's revolt and defeated him at Lugdunum. Albinus committed suicide on 19 February 197 AD.

RIC IV, Part I - Clodius Albinus, 4: AR Denarius, 17x18mm (Rome) 193-195 AD
Obverse: D CLOD SEPT - ALBIN CAES
Bare head of Clodius Albinus right.
Reverse: FELICITA-S - COS II
Felicitas standing left, holding caduceus and scepter.

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