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brm_777328 - PROBUS Aurelianus

PROBUS Aurelianus AU/AU
150.00 €(Approx. 162.00$ | 129.00£)
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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 : 4,20 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 4e
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie sur un flan bien centré. Joli buste de style fin. Patine grise. Avec une partie de son argenture
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la collection J. S


Obverse legend : VIRTVS PROBI A-VG.
Obverse description : Buste de Probus casqué et radié à gauche, avec cuirasse, vu de trois quarts en avant, tenant une haste posée sur l'épaule et un bouclier (E1).
Obverse translation : “Virtus Probi Augusti”, (La Vertu de Probus Auguste).


Reverse legend : MART-I - PACIF/ I|-*// QXXI.
Reverse description : Mars marchant à gauche, tenant une branche d'olivier dans la main droite et une haste ainsi qu'un bouclier dans la gauche.
Reverse translation : "Marti Pacifero", (A Mars qui apporte la Paix).

Historical background



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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