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brm_168610 - PROBUS Aurelianus

PROBUS Aurelianus XF
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Type : Aurelianus
Date: 279
Mint name / Town : Siscia
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 50 ‰
Diameter : 21,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,35 g.
Rarity : R2
Officine: 4e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large, bien centré des deux côtés. Usure importante, mais exemplaire parfaitement identifiable. Patine noire
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Obverse


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

Reverse


Reverse legend : P M TRI P COS III P P// XXIQ.
Reverse description : Lion marchant à droite, tenant un foudre dans sa gueule.
Reverse translation : "Pontifex Maximus Tribunicia Potestate Consul tertium Pater Patriæ", (Grand pontife revêtu de la puissance tribunitienne consul pour la troisième fois père de la patrie).

Commentary


Poids léger. Sans argenture. Casque lisse. Cuirasse et bouclier cloutés. Revers énigmatique et inhabituel.

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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