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brm_604711 - PROBUS Aurelianus

PROBUS Aurelianus AU
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Type : Aurelianus
Date: 280
Mint name / Town : Siscia
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 50 ‰
Diameter : 22 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,91 g.
Officine: 5e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré. Beau buste militaire de Probus. Revers de style fin. Patine grise avec des reflets métalliques dorés. Conserve la plus grande partie de son brillant de frappe et de son coupant d’origine
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Obverse legend : IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F - AVG.
Obverse description : Buste casqué, radié et cuirassé de Probus à gauche, vu de trois quarts en avant, tenant un sceptre posée sur l’épaule droite et un bouclier sur l’épaule gauche (E1).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Caesar Marcus Aurelius Probus Pius Felix Augustus”, (Empereur César Marc Aurèle Probus Pieux Heureux Auguste).


Reverse legend : PAX A-VGVSTI/ -|V// XXI.
Reverse description : Pax (la Paix) debout à gauche, tenant une branche d'olivier dans la main droite et un sceptre transversal de la gauche.
Reverse translation : “Pax Augusti”, (La Paix de l’Auguste).


Avec l’intégralité de son argenture superficielle. Rubans de type 3. Casque orné et décoré. Cuirasse et bouclier cloutés.

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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