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brm_519402 - PROBUS Aurelianus

PROBUS Aurelianus AU/AU
100.00 €(Approx. 114.00$ | 89.00£)
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Type : Aurelianus
Date: 281
Mint name / Town : Ticinum
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 50 ‰
Diameter : 22,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 4,32 g.
Officine: 5e
Coments on the condition:
Bel exemplaire sur un flan ovale. Joli droit. Patine gris foncé
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : VIRTVS PROBI AV-G.
Obverse description : Buste radié, casqué et cuirassé de Probus à gauche, vu de trois quarts en avant, tenant une haste posée sur l'épaule et un bouclier (E1).
Obverse translation : “Virtus Probi Augusti”, (La Virilité de Probus auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : PAX - AVG-VSTI/ T|-// VXXI.
Reverse description : Pax (la Paix) debout à gauche, tenant une branche d'olivier de la main droite et un sceptre transversal de la gauche.
Reverse translation : “Pax Augusti”, (La Paix de l’auguste).

Commentary


Poids lourd.

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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