Clodius Albinus

Reece Period attributed: Period 10

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Member of the 193-197 dynasty.

Coins for this issuer were issued from 193 until 197.

Clodius Albinus was a British usurper who rose to power in the confusion of AD 193. Of North African origin, he had tenuous ties to Severus, who gave him the name Caesar to buy Albinus\' neutrality.

Albinus crossed into Gaul in 196, while Severus was in Rome. They finally faced off near Lyon, and Albinus committed suicide when his troops were near defeat. Severus cut off his head and sent it back to Rome.

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  • Preferred label: Clodius Albinus
  • Full names:
    • Decimus Clodius Septimius Albinus
    • Clodius Albinus
  • Title: Consul of the Roman Empire
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  • Definition: Clodius Albinus (Latin: Decimus Clodius Septimius Albinus Augustus; ca. 150 – 19 February 197) was a Roman usurper who was proclaimed emperor by the legions in Britain and Hispania (the Iberian Peninsula, comprising modern Spain and Portugal) after the murder of Pertinax in 193 (known as "Year of the Five Emperors"), and who proclaimed himself emperor again in 196, before his final defeat the following year.
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  • Death place: Lugdunum
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    • Other title(s):
      • Consul of the Roman Empire
      • Roman governors of Britain
      • Roman Emperor
    • Came After:
      • Virius Lupus
      • Septimius Severus
    • Came before:
      • Publius Helvius Pertinax
      • Didius Julianus
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