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brm_243714 - PROBUS Aurelianus

PROBUS Aurelianus MS
135.00 €(Approx. 149.85$ | 120.15£)
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Type : Aurelianus
Date: 278
Mint name / Town : Ticinum
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 50 ‰
Diameter : 22,00 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,98 g.
Officine: 5e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large, bien centré des deux côtés. Très beau portrait consulaire de Probus. Joli revers. Belle patine gris métallique avec des reflets dorés. Conserve la plus grande partie de son brillant de frappe et de son coupant d’origine
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Obverse


Obverse legend : IM-P C PROBVS 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 : "Imperator Cæsar Probus Pius Felix Augustus", (L’empereur césar Probus pieux heureux auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : HERCV-LI PACIF/ -|-// VXXT.
Reverse description : Hercule nu, debout à gauche, tenant une branche de laurier de la main droite et sa massue reposant sur son bras gauche et tenant la léonté.
Reverse translation : "Herculi Pacifero", (À Hercule qui apporte la paix).

Commentary


Avec l’intégralité de son argenture superficielle. Magnifique buste consulaire avec la toga picta et la toga palmata, ornée d’une couronne sur le plastron et d’un double losange sur l’épaule.

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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