Obv : L CLODIVS MACER, S C below, Head of Clodius Macer right, bare.
Rev : PRO/PRAE in two lines above and AFRICAE below war-ship right, with 12 oars and 10 oarsmen (RIC 35 = 4 oarsmen).
History : Clodius Macer was an opportunist who took advantage of a revolt following Nero's death and the power struggle that ensued. He gambled that by appropriating northern Africa, Rome's food supply, he would strongarm the senate into accepting him as the next Augustus. Instead, Galba's fortunes improved and he consolidated power instead. Galba then suppressed Macer's small army and had him executed. Curiously, he stands alone in the long roster of men who usurped the throne but not the imperial title.
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