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E-auction 426-337922 - brm_291348 - PROBUS Aurelianus

PROBUS Aurelianus AU
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Estimate : 110 €
Price : 56 €
Maximum bid : 56 €
End of the sale : 14 June 2021 14:05:00
bidders : 8 bidders
Type : Aurelianus
Date: début
Date: 277
Mint name / Town : Lyon
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 50 ‰
Diameter : 21,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 4,35 g.
Rarity : R3
Officine: 3e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale et bien centré des deux côtés. Beau portrait. Frappe un peu molle au revers. Patine grise avec des reflets métalliques dorés. Conserve au droit la plus grande partie de son brillant de frappe
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP C M AVR PROBVS 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 Marcus Aurelius Probus Augustus”, (L’empereur césar Marc Aurèle Probus auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : FIDE-S MILITVM/ -|-// III.
Reverse description : Fides (la Fidélité) drapée, debout à gauche, tenant dans chaque main une enseigne militaire.
Reverse translation : “Fides Militum”, (La Fidélité des soldats).

Commentary


Poids lourd. Avec l’intégralité de son argenture superficielle. Rubans de type 3. Cuirasse lisse. Épaulière cloutée. Ptéryges fines. Le Docteur Bastien n’avait relevé que cinq exemplaires dans son corpus 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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