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brm_563224 - PROBUS Aurelianus

PROBUS Aurelianus MS
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Price : 120.00 €
Type : Aurelianus
Date: 282
Mint name / Town : Siscia
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 50 ‰
Diameter : 23,00 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,19 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 3e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large, bien centré au droit. Magnifique portrait. Revers inhabituel. Jolie patine marron glacé avec des reflets métalliques. Conserve l’intégralité de son brillant de frappe
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Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG.
Obverse description : Buste radié et cuirassé de Probus à droite, vu de trois quarts en avant (B).
Obverse translation : "Imperator Cæsar Marcus Aurelius Probus Pius Augustus", (L’empereur césar Marc Aurèle Probus pieux heureux auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : RESTITVT OR-BIS/ T// XXI.
Reverse description : Probus, vetu militairement debout à gauche, tenant un globe de la main droite et un sceptre de la gauche ; en face de lui, une femme drapée debout à droite, lui tendant une couronne.
Reverse translation : "Restitutor Orbis", (Le Restaurateur du monde).

Commentary


Poids léger. Avec l’intégrlaité de son argenture. Cuirasse et épaulière cloutées. Ptéryges larges. Rubans de type 3. Ce type semble beaucoup plus rare que ne le laissent supposer les ouvrages généraux.

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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