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brm_646411 - PROBUS Aurelianus

PROBUS Aurelianus AU
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Type : Aurelianus
Date: janvier - août 282
Mint name / Town : Lyon
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 50 ‰
Diameter : 20,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,73 g.
Officine: 2e
Coments on the condition:
Petit flan ovale parfaitement centré des deux côtés. Superbe buste et jolie patine
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Obverse legend : IMP C PROBVS. P. F.AVG.
Obverse description : Buste de Probus radié à droite, avec cuirasse et pan de paludamentum, vu de trois quarts en avant (B).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Caesar Probus Pius Felix Augustus”, (Empereur César Probus Pieux Heureux Auguste).


Reverse legend : TEMP-OR FELICIT -|B.
Reverse description : Felicitas (la Félicité) debout à droite, tenant un caducée long de la main droite et une corne d'abondance de la gauche.
Reverse translation : “Temporum Felicitas”, (La Félicité des Temps).

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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