Aulus Postumius Albinus

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Aulus Albinus from Guillaume Rouillé's Promptuarii Iconum Insigniorum
This coin is supposed by Joseph Hilarius Eckhel and others to refer to this Albinus. One side is a woman's head with the letters "HISPAN", perhaps a reference to his ancestor L. Albinus. The other side has a man and an eagle, a military standard; behind him the fasces with the axe, and the letters "A. POST. ABIN" (instead of "ALBIN").[1]
For other persons with the cognomen "Albus" or "Albinus", see Albinus (cognomen).

Aulus Postumius Albinus, was a politician of the Roman Republic, and second consul in 99 BC with M. Antonius.[2][3] Aulus Gellius quotes the words of a senatus consultum passed in their consulship in consequence of the spears of Mars having moved.[4] Cicero mentions him as being a good orator.[5]

He was the grandson of Spurius Postumius Albinus Magnus, and probably son of Aulus Postimius Albinus.[6] He was also the adoptive father of Decimus Junius Brutus Albinus, one of Julius Caesar's assassins (from whom Decimus Brutus adopted the name of Albinus).

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Political offices
Preceded by
Lucius Valerius Flaccus and Gaius Marius
Consul of the Roman Republic
with M. Antonius
99 BC
Succeeded by
Quintus Caecilius Metellus Nepos and Titus Didius