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E-auction 240-163300 - PROBUS Aurelianus

PROBUS Aurelianus AU
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2017/11/20 14:30:30
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Type : Aurelianus
Date: janvier - août
Date: 282
Mint name / Town : Lyon
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 50 ‰
Diameter : 21,50 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 4,45 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 3e
Coments on the condition:
Superbe exemplaire d’une grande finesse, notamment au niveau du buste de Probus, de style fin. Joli revers. Patine marron foncé
Catalogue references :

Obverse


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


Reverse legend : SPE-S AVG/ C|-// -.
Reverse description : Spes (l'Espérance) drapée, marchant à gauche, tenant une fleur de la main droite et relevant sa robe de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Spes Augusti”, (L'Espérance de l'auguste).

Commentary


Poids lourd. Grand buste élancé. Rubans de type 3 aux extrémités bouletées. Ptéryges fines sous le paludamentum. Le Docteur Bastien avait recensé 13 exemplaires dans son corpus en 1976. 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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