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Usurper Lucius Clodius Macer Very Rare AR Denarius Roman Empire 68 AD Silver Coin Museum Reproduction CSRD0055

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Silver Roman Empire Denarius (20.8mm, 03.12g.) Legatus L. Clodius Macer, Carthage mint, struck 68 A.D. during the reign of Nero. References: RIC 8 var; RSC 5 var.

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Clodius Macer produced denarii which are extremely rare today. Only about 85 are known to exist, of which only 20 bear his portrait. He uses the formulaic abbreviation S C (senatus consulto) on his denarii; this otherwise had only rarely appeared on Roman silver coins since about 40 BC. Clodius Macer was the commander of the Legio III Augusta (the legion of Augustus), during the reign of Nero.
This issue was hand struck in Plovdiv, Bulgaria (ancient Roman province Philippopolis). It goes without saying you always get the exact item in the picture.
Lucius Clodius Macer was a legatus of the Roman Empire in Africa in the time of Nero. He revolted in May 68, cutting off the food supply of Rome, possibly at the instigation of Calvia Crispinilla. Although encouraged by Galba, Macer raised a legion Legio I Macriana liberatrix in addition to the Legio III Augusta that he already commanded, presumably raising suspicion that Macer also harbored imperial ambitions, and in October 68 Galba had him killed by the procurator Trebonius Garutianus. Papirus, the centurion of Mucianus, was implicated in his assassination.
DESIGN:
Obverse side
Lion’s head, right
Legend:
L·CLO DIMACRI S·C

Reverse side
Aquila, right, between two vexilla
Legend:
LI-B AVG ,LEG-III

A perfect choice for Numismatists, Historians, Military Veterans, Collectors.

Weight 3,12 g
Dimensions 20,8 mm

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