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brm_520969 - PROBUS Aurelianus

PROBUS Aurelianus AU
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Price : 100.00 €
Type : Aurelianus
Date: début
Date: 277
Mint name / Town : Lyon
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 50 ‰
Diameter : 21 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,98 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 2e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire avec un superbe buste de Probus. Joli revers. Patine marron superficielle
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Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant du trésor de Reyssouze et du stock de CGB

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG.
Obverse description : Buste radié et cuirassé de Probus à droite, avec pan de paludamentum, vu de trois nquarts en avant (B01).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Cæsar Marcus Aurelius Probus Augustus”, (L’empereur césar Marc Aurèle Probus auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : MARS VICTOR -|-// II.
Reverse description : Mars, nu casqué, le manteau flottant marchant à droite tenant de la main droite une haste transversale et de la gauche un trophée reposant sur son épaule.
Reverse translation : “Mars Victor”, (Mars victorieux).

Commentary


Le Docteur Bastien n’avait relevé que quatorze exemplaires dans son corpus en 1976. Nous n’avons relevé aucune 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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