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brm_231155 - PROBUS Aurelianus

PROBUS Aurelianus AU
115.00 €(Approx. 133.40$ | 96.60£)
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Type : Aurelianus
Date: janvier - août
Date: 282
Mint name / Town : Lyon
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 50 ‰
Diameter : 23 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 2,71 g.
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large et ovale parfaitement centré des deux côtés avec les grènetis visibles. Portrait de toute beauté. Revers de style fin, mais de frappe un peu molle. Magnifique patine gris métallique avec des reflets mordorés
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Obverse


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

Reverse


Reverse legend : COME-S AVG/ A|-// -.
Reverse description : Minerve casquée et drapée debout à gauche, tenant un rameau d'olivier de la main droite et une haste de la main gauche, appuyée sur son bouclier.
Reverse translation : “Comes Augusti”, (Le Compagnon de l’auguste).

Commentary


Poids très léger. Avec l’intégralité de son argenture superficielle. Rubans de type 3 aux extrémités bouletées. Ptéryges fines sous le paludamentum. Pierre Bastien avait relevé vingt-sept exemplaires en 1976.

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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