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Live auction - brm_777325 - PROBUS Aurelianus

PROBUS Aurelianus AU/AU
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Estimate : 250 €
Price : 125 €
Maximum bid : 125 €
End of the sale : 13 February 2024 14:57:41
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Aurelianus
Date: 277
Mint name / Town : Siscia
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 50 ‰
Diameter : 21 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 4,06 g.
Rarity : R2
Officine: 4e
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie idéalement centrée présentant un superbe buste, finement détaillé. Revers agréable. Patine foncée
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la collection J. S

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP C M AVR PROBVS P AVG.
Obverse description : Buste radié, casqué et cuirassé de Probus à gauche, vu de trois quarts en avant, tenant de la main droite une haste posée sur l’épaule et de la main gauche un bouclier (E1).
Obverse translation : "Imperator Cæsar Marcus Aurelius Probus Pius Augustus", (L’empereur césar Marc Aurèle Probus pieux auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : VIRTVS PROBI AVG// XXIQ.
Reverse description : Mars nu et casqué, marchant à droite, le manteau flottant sur l'épaule gauche, tenant un trophée posé sur son épaule gauche et une haste transversale de la main droite.
Reverse translation : “Virtus Probi Augusti”, (La Virilité de Probus auguste).

Historical background


PROBUS

(06-07/276-09/282)

Probus was born on August 19, 232 in Sirmium. He led a brilliant military career during the reigns between Valerian I and Tacitus. Commander of the army of the East on the death of Tacitus, he was immediately proclaimed emperor and easily triumphed over Florian, who was assassinated. The situation is serious. The Rhine-Danubian limes gave way under the pressure of the Germanic invasions. Probus restores peace in Gaul, in Germania then in Rhaetia where he inflicts a severe defeat on the Germanic peoples, in Thrace where he crushes the Sarmatians and the Scythians, in Asia Minor which he cleans of looters and Pamphylian pirates, finally in Africa where he ends the incursions of the Blemmyes. In 280, he signed peace with Vahram II, Sassanid monarch. He must face the usurpations of Saturnin, Bonose and Proculus. Probus, having triumphed over all his adversaries, 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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