Denarius of L. Clodius Macer from Carthage Mint: Carthage (Zeugitana)
Ruler: L. Clodius Macer

A.D. 68

Numismatics


Clodius Macer was a legate of Nero in North Africa; in A.D. 68 he revolted, raising or converting the legions under his command and renaming them, as indicated on the reverse of this coin, Liberatrix. He took inspiration from Galba’s revolt in Spain, but he never declared for him, and when Galba took power, he had Macer executed. In omitting a portrait of Macer and employing a type last seen on denarii of Marcus Antonius, Macer harkened back to Republican tradition, as did all the claimants to Nero’s throne.

Medium

Silver

Dimensions

4.09 g, 5:00, 17 mm

Credit Line

Ruth Elizabeth White Fund with the assistance of Ben Lee Damsky

Accession Number

2007.183.9

Culture
Period

1st century A.D.

Classification
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Numismatics

Obverse Description

Obverse Description: L . CLODI . MACRI; S C at sides. Nude bust of Victory right, her hair gathered in a bun, her two wings partially seen and pointed downward.

Reverse Description

Reverse Description: LEG III in lower field; LIB (inwardly at top) AVG (outwardly at right). Legionary eagle right between signa.
Provenance

Provenance

Ed Waddell, Frederick, Md., to 1995; Ben Lee Damsky, 1995–2007; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.
Bibliography
  • "Acquisitions, July 1, 2007–June 30, 2008," in "Recent Acquisitions," special issue, Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2008), 192
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Object/Work type

coins, denarii, money

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