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E-auction 300-218872 - PROBUS Aurelianus

PROBUS Aurelianus MS
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Estimate : 115 €
Price : 96 €
Maximum bid : 140 €
End of the sale : 14 January 2019 14:17:30
bidders : 8 bidders
Type : Aurelianus
Date: 277
Mint name / Town : Serdica
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 50 ‰
Diameter : 22,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,66 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire de qualité exceptionnelle avec un portrait magnifique et un revers finement détaillé. Patine grise aux reflets métalliques
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire a été acquis en 2009

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG.
Obverse description : Buste de Probus casqué et radié à gauche, avec cuirasse, vu de trois quarts en avant, tenant une haste posée sur l'épaule et un bouclier (E1).
Obverse translation : "Imperator Cæsar Marcus Aurelius Probus Augustus", (L’empereur césar Marc Aurèle Probus auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : VIRTVS PROBI AVG/ -|-// KA.A..
Reverse description : Probus galopant à droite, tue, avec sa haste, un ennemi dont le bouclier est tombé sous le cheval de l'empereur.
Reverse translation : “Virtus Probi Augusti”, (La Virilité de Probus auguste).

Commentary


A conservé l’intégralité de son argenture ! Casque pointé. Cuirasse cloutée avec le baudrier transversal visible. Bouclier lisse avec umbo central. Haste et non pas sceptre comme sur certains exemplaires.

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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