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brm_348716 - PROBUS Aurelianus

PROBUS Aurelianus AU
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Type : Aurelianus
Date: 276
Mint name / Town : Tripoli
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 50 ‰
Diameter : 23 mm
Orientation dies : 11 h.
Weight : 3,91 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large, bien centré des deux côtés. Beau portrait. Revers de style fin. Patine gris métallique avec des reflets métalliques
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Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la collection du Professeur M. Caselli


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 legend : CLEMENTIA T-EMP/ (CROISSANT)// KA.
Reverse description : Probus et Jupiter debout face à face ; Probus est debout à gauche, tourné à droite, vêtu militairement, tenant un sceptre, “scipio” ; Jupiter est nu debout à droite tourné à gauche, le manteau sur l’épaule, tenant un sceptre long de la main gauche, tendant un globe à l’empereur.
Reverse translation : "Clementia Temporum", (La Clémence des temps).


Rare production de l’atelier de Tripoli.

Historical background


(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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