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E-auction 417-328400 - PROBUS Aurelianus

PROBUS Aurelianus MS
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Estimate : 150 €
Price : 110 €
Maximum bid : 115 €
End of the sale : 12 April 2021 14:18:30
bidders : 10 bidders
Type : Aurelianus
Date: 281
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 50 ‰
Diameter : 21 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 4,62 g.
Officine: 3e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire de qualité exceptionnelle sur un flan ovale, parfaitement centré des deux côtés avec les grènetis visibles. Très beau buste consulaire de Probus. Revers de toute beauté. Patine gris foncé avec des reflets métalliques dorés. Conserve l’intégralité de son brillant de frappe et de son coupant d’origine
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la collection P. C

Obverse


Obverse legend : P-ROBV-S P F AVG.
Obverse description : Buste radié consulaire de Probus à gauche, vu de trois quarts en avant, tenant le scipio de la main droite (H2).
Obverse translation : “Probus Pius Felix Augustus”, (Probus pieux heureux auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : SOLI INVICT-O // R(FOUDRE).
Reverse description : Sol (le Soleil) radié, montant dans un quadrige au galop à gauche, tenant un globe de la main gauche et un fouet de la droite.
Reverse legend : G.
Reverse translation : “Soli Invicto”, (Au Soleil invincible).

Commentary


Poids très lourd. Avec l’intégralité de son argenture superficielle. Rubans de type 3 aux extrémités bouletées. Manteau consulaire formé de la toga picta et de la toga palmata richement décoré.

Historical background


Probus

(06-07/276-09/282) Marcus Aurelius Probus

Probus was born August 19 232 Sirmium. He leads a distinguished military career in the reigns between Valerian I and Tacitus. He was commander of the Eastern Army in the death of Tacitus, immediately proclaimed emperor and triumphs easily Florien is murdered. This is serious. The Rhine-Danube limes yielded under the pressure of the Germanic invasions. Probus restore peace in Gaul, Germania and Raetia in which he inflicted a severe defeat on the Germanic peoples in Thrace where he crushed the Sarmatians and Scythians in Asia Minor that cleans looters and pirates Pamphylians finally in Africa where he puts an end to raids Blemmyes. In 280, he signed peace with Vahram II Sassanid monarch. He must face the theft of Saturninus, Proculus and Bonosus. Probus, having triumphed over all his enemies, returned to Rome in 281 and celebrated his victories. Before preparing a new expedition against the Sassanids, he fell under the blows of his own soldiers at Sirmium in 282.

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