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E-auction 388-300779 - PROBUS Aurelianus

PROBUS Aurelianus XF
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Type : Aurelianus
Date: 278
Mint name / Town : Siscia
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 50 ‰
Diameter : 21 mm
Orientation dies : 1 h.
Weight : 3,43 g.
Rarity : R2
Officine: 6e
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée, beau buste, patine grise
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : IMP C M AVR PROBVS P AVG.
Obverse description : Buste radié et cuirassé de Probus à gauche, vu de trois quarts en avant, tenant de la main droite une haste posée sur l'épaule et un bouclier (F1).
Obverse translation : "Imperator Cæsar Marcus Aurelius Probus Pius Augustus", (L’empereur césar Marc Aurèle Probus pieux auguste).


Reverse legend : VIRTVS PRO-BI AVG/ -|-// XXIVI.
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


(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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