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brm_533195 - PROBUS Aurelianus

PROBUS Aurelianus AU
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Type : Aurelianus
Date: mi - fin
Date: 277
Mint name / Town : Lyon
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 50 ‰
Diameter : 23 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,61 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 4e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan mince, large et ovale parfaitement centré des deux côtés avec les grènetis complets. Beau portrait de Probus. Frappe un peu molle au revers. Très belle patine gris foncé
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Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la collection L. P


Obverse legend : IMP C PROBVS. P. F. AVG.
Obverse description : Buste radié et cuirassé de Probus à droite avec pan de paludamentum, vu de trois quarts en avant (B01).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Cæsar Probus Pius Felix Augustus”, (L’empereur césar Probus pieux heureux auguste).


Reverse legend : LAETITIA AVGVSTI/ -|-// IIII.
Reverse description : Laetitia (la Joie) drapée, debout à gauche, tenant de la main droite une couronne et de la main gauche une ancre sous la forme d'un bâton stylisé.
Reverse translation : “Lætitia Augusti”, (La Joie de l'auguste).


Sans argenture. Rubans de type 3 aux extrémités bouletées. Cuirasse lisse. Épaulière cloutée. Ptéryges fines. Légende ponctuée au droit

Historical background



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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