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brm_624968 - PROBUS Aurelianus

PROBUS Aurelianus MS/AU
150.00 €(Approx. 183.00$ | 133.50£)
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Type : Aurelianus
Date: 278-279
Mint name / Town : Lyon
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 50 ‰
Diameter : 22 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 4,40 g.
Rarity : R3
Officine: 2e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire de qualité exceptionnelle sur un flan bien centré avec les grènetis visibles. Très beau buste de Probus. Frappe un peu molle au revers. Belle patine marron foncé avec des reflets métalliques
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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 : M-ARS - VI-CTOR/ -|-// 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 Victor”, (Mars victorieux).

Commentary


Poids très lourd. Avec son argenture superficielle. Rubans de type 3 aux extrémités bouletées. Cuirasse et épaulière cloutées. Ptéryges fines. Légende non ponctuée. Malgré la rareté, nous n’avons pas noté de liaison de coin pertinente.

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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