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brm_249551 - PROBUS Aurelianus

PROBUS Aurelianus AU
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Type : Aurelianus
Date: 278
Mint name / Town : Ticinum
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 50 ‰
Diameter : 21,50 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,38 g.
Officine: 2e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large et ovale, bien cenré des deux côtés avec les grènetis complets. Beau portrait inhabituel de Probus. Revers de style fin. Jolie patine gris métallique avec des reflets dorés. Conserve la plus grande partie de son brillant de frappe et de son coupant d’origine
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Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F 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 Pius Felix Augustus”, (L’empereur césar Marc Aurèle Probus pieux heureux auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : FELICITAS SEC/ -|-// SXXT.
Reverse description : Felicitas (la Félicité) debout de face, regardant à gauche, tenant un caducée de la main droite et une corne d’abondance de la gauche.
Reverse translation : “Felicitas Sæculi”, (La Félicité du siècle).

Commentary


Avec l’intégralité de son argenture superficielle. Rubans de type 3 aux extrémités bouletées. Ptéryges fines sous le paludamentum.

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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