IONIA. Smyrna. Clodius Albinus, as Caesar, 193-195. Tetrassarion (Bronze, 30 mm, 16.00 g, 7 h), Cl. Aristophanes, strategos. KΛΩ[ΔΙΟC] AΛBЄINOC KAIC Bare head of Clodius Albinus to right. Rev. ЄΠΙ CΤ ΚΛ ΑΡΙCΤΟΦΑΝΟΥC / CΜΥΡΝΑΙΩΝ Kybele seated left on throne, holding patera in her right hand and resting her left arm on tympanum. BMC 361. Klose 4. SNG Copenhagen -. SNG von Aulock -. Very rare and of great importance. Light deposits and somewhat smoothed, otherwise, very fine.
From the collection of Jean-Pierre Righetti, inv. no. 24 (with collector's ticket).
Only three cities ever issued Provincial coins in the name of Clodius Albinus: Pautalia, Smyrna and Sardes. This is due to the fact that the East was in the hands of Septimius Severus, who only reluctantly accepted Clodius Albinus as his co-ruler before breaking with him in 195.