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E-auction 314-231658 - PROBUS Aurelianus

PROBUS Aurelianus VF
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Estimate : 30 €
Price : 11 €
Maximum bid : 13 €
End of the sale : 22 April 2019 14:24:30
bidders : 6 bidders
Type : Aurelianus
Date: 280
Mint name / Town : Cyzicus
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 50 ‰
Diameter : 24,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,46 g.
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Flan large et bien centré. Usure importante mais monnaie parfaitement lisible. Patine vert foncé
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG.
Obverse description : Buste radié consulaire de Probus à gauche, vu de trois quarts en avant, tenant le scipio de la main droite (H2).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Cæsar Marcus Aurelius Probus Pius Felix Augustus”, (L’empereur césar Marc Aurèle Probus pieux heureux auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : SO-LI INVICT-O/ C|M// XXIP.
Reverse description : Sol (le Soleil) radié debout de face, la tête à gauche dans un quadrige écartelé, levant la main droite et tenant un fouet de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Soli Invicto”, (Au Soleil invincible).

Commentary


Portrait consulaire richement décoré avec la toga picta et la toga palmata. Rubans de type 3 aux extrémités bouletées. Scipio surmonté d’une aigle minuscule.

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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