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E-auction 352-265281 - PROBUS Aurelianus

PROBUS Aurelianus MS
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Estimate : 145 €
Price : 135 €
Maximum bid : 150 €
End of the sale : 13 January 2020 14:22:30
bidders : 10 bidders
Type : Aurelianus
Date: 277
Mint name / Town : Serdica
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 50 ‰
Diameter : 23 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,68 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire de qualité exceptionnelle sur un flan large, parfaitement centré des deux côtés. Très beau buste consulaire de Probus. Magnifique revers de style fin. Patine gris foncé avec des reflets métalliques dorés. Conserve l’intégralité de son brillant de frappe et de son coupant d’origine
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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 Marcus Aurelius Probus pieux heureux Augustus”, (L'empereur césar Marc Aurèle Probus auguste).


Reverse legend : SOL-I IN-VICT-O/ -|-// KAA.
Reverse description : Sol (le Soleil) radié debout de face, la tête à gauche dans un quadrige écartelé, levant la main droite et tenant un fouet et le globe de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Soli Invicto”, (Au Soleil invaincu).


Avec son argenture superficielle. Rubans de type 3 aux extrémités bouletées. Manteau consulaire, richement ornementé avec la toga picta et la toga palmata, un couronne sur la poitrine et un motif ondulé composite sur l’épaule.

Historical background


(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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