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v21_3328 - PROBUS Aurelianus

PROBUS Aurelianus MS
MONNAIES 21 (2004)
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Estimate : 150.00 €
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Type : Aurelianus
Date: 04/278-279
Mint name / Town : Gaule, Lyon (Lugdunum)
Metal : bronze
Millesimal fineness : 50 ‰
Diameter : 22 mm
Orientation dies : 7 h.
Weight : 4,04 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 2e
Emission: 6e
Coments on the condition:
Pièce d'une fraîcheur de frappe exceptionnelle. Flan large et complet avec ses grènetis. Avec son argenture. Magnifique patine grise avec des reflets métalliques. Revers de haut relief
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Obverse legend : IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG.
Obverse description : Buste radié, drapé et cuirassé de Probus à droite vu de trois quarts en arrière (A2).
Obverse translation : "Imperator Cæsar Marcus Aurelius Probus Augustus", (L'empereur césar Marc Aurèle Probus auguste).


Reverse legend : MARS VI-CT-OR// II.
Reverse description : Mars, nu casqué, le manteau flottant marchant à droite tenant de la main droite une haste transversale et de la gauche un trophée reposant sur son épaule.
Reverse translation : “Mars Victori”, (Mars victorieux).


Exemplaire de très joli style.

Historical background



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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