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brm_601368 - PROBUS Aurelianus

PROBUS Aurelianus MS
95.00 €(Approx. 113.05$ | 84.55£)
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Type : Aurelianus
Date: automne - fin
Date: 281
Mint name / Town : Lyon
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 50 ‰
Diameter : 21,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 4,12 g.
Officine: 4e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan bien centré des deux côtés avec les grènetis visibles. Très beau buste de Probus. Joli revers de style fin, de haut relief. Belle patine grise avec des reflets métalliques dorés. Conserve l’intégralité de son brillant de frappe et de son coupant d’origine
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Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP C PROBVS. P. F. AVG.
Obverse description : Buste radié et cuirassé de Probus à droite drapé sur l’épaule, vu de trois quarts en avant (B01).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Cæsar Probus Pius Felix Augustus”, (L’empereur césar Probus pieux heureux auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : PA-X - A-VG/ -|-// IIII.
Reverse description : Pax (la Paix) debout à gauche, tenant un rameau d'olivier de la main droite et un sceptre transversal de la gauche.
Reverse translation : “Pax Augusti”, (La Paix de l’auguste).

Commentary


Avec l’intégralité de son argenture superficielle. Légende ponctuée au droit. Rubans de type 3aux ectrémités bouletées. Cuirasse et épaulière cloutée. Ptéryges fines. Petit pan de paludamentum 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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