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brm_670830 - PROBUS Aurelianus

PROBUS Aurelianus AU
90.00 €(Approx. 98.10$ | 79.20£)
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Type : Aurelianus
Date: début 277
Mint name / Town : Lyon
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 50 ‰
Diameter : 22,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 4,25 g.
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie sur un flan épais, centré. Superbe buste finement détaillé. Joli revers. Patine grise avec reflets cuivrés
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant du trésor de Guercheville


Obverse legend : IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG.
Obverse description : Buste radié et cuirassé de Probus à droite drapé sur l’épaule, vu de trois quarts en avant (B01).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Csar Marcus Aurelius Probus Augustus”, (L’mpereur Cécsar Marc Aurèle Probus auguste).


Reverse legend : TEMPORVM FELICITAS // I.
Reverse description : Felicitas (la Félicité) debout à droite, tenant de la main droite un caducée long et de la gauche une corne d'abondance relevée.
Reverse translation : “Temporum Felicitas”, (La Félicité des temps).

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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