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E-auction 421-332933 - brm_659214 - PROBUS Aurelianus

PROBUS Aurelianus VF/VF
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Estimate : 35 €
Price : 16 €
Maximum bid : 20 €
End of the sale : 10 May 2021 14:27:30
bidders : 4 bidders
Type : Aurelianus
Date: 276
Mint name / Town : Antioche
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 50 ‰
Diameter : 22 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 4,63 g.
Officine: 5e
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie bien centrée frappée sur un flan large avec un joli revers. Présence de concrétions, patine hétérogène
Catalogue references :
C.87  - RCV.11961 var. (45$) - RIC.921  - ROME 5/547

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG.
Obverse description : Buste radié, drapé et cuirassé de Probus à droite, vu de trois quarts en arrière (A2).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Cæsar Marcus Aurelius Probus Augustus”, (L’empereur césar Marc Aurèle Probus auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : CLEMENTIA T-EMP/ (EPSILON)// XXI.
Reverse description : L'empereur debout à droite, recevant une victoriola de la main droite de Jupiter qui tient un sceptre de sa main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Clementia Temporum”, (La Clémence des temps).

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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