ROMAN REPUBLIC. A. Postumius Albinus. Rome, 81 BC. AR Denarius. Ex Frank Sternberg 2000 (35) lot 390; former Clarence Sweet Bement (1843-1923) collection, Naville 1924 (8) lot 303

Ancient Coins - ROMAN REPUBLIC. A. Postumius Albinus. Rome, 81 BC. AR Denarius. Ex Frank Sternberg 2000 (35) lot 390; former Clarence Sweet Bement (1843-1923) collection, Naville 1924 (8) lot 303
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ROMAN REPUBLIC. A. Postumius Albinus. Rome, 81 BC. AR Denarius, 3.94g (18mm, 2h). HISPAN Veiled head of Hispania r. / A - POST.A.F. - S.N.- ALBIN Togate figure standing l., raising hand; to l., legionary eagle and to r., fasces with axe.

Pedigree: Ex Frank Sternberg 2000 (35) lot 390; former Clarence Sweet Bement (1843-1923) collection, Naville 1924 (8) lot 303.

References: Crawford 372/2; RBW 1393. Babelon Postumia 8. Sydenham 746

Grade: Some minor wear on reverse figure; and fasces behind, otherwise fantastic cabinet toning (in old collections almost 100 years). Slightly off-center. EF

Price: $1,350

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Aulus Postumius Albinus was a Roman statesman and served as consul with Marcus Antonius (the father of Mark Antony). While history has left Albinus relatively unknown his one mark in history, whether good or bad, was being the adoptive father of Brutus, one of the murderers of Julius Caesar in 44 BC. Brutus’ full name was Decimus Junius Brutus Albinus, of which the Albinus comes directly from the moneyer of this coin.


The Albinus family extended back to the 5th century BC when the name was originally Albus.



Precio SKU: rr1169
US$ 1,350.00
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