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brm_428831 - PROBUS Aurelianus

PROBUS Aurelianus XF
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Type : Aurelianus
Date: 277
Mint name / Town : Cyzicus
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 50 ‰
Diameter : 22 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,47 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire avec un très beau buste. Patine très foncé, presque noire
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Obverse


Obverse legend : VIRTVS PR-OBI - AVG.
Obverse description : Buste radié, casqué et cuirassé de Probus à gauche, vu de trois quarts en avant, tenant de la main droite une haste posée sur l'épaule gauche et un bouclier de la main gauche (E1).
Obverse translation : “Virtus Probi Augusti”, (La Virilité de Probus auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : ADVENTVS PROBI AVG/ -|-// E.
Reverse description : L'empereur à cheval, galopant à gauche, levant la main droite et tenant un sceptre de la gauche ; devant lui, un captif assis, les mains liées dans le dos.
Reverse translation : “Adventus Probi Augusti”, (L'Arrivée de Probus auguste).

Commentary


Sans argenture. La cuirasse est lisse avec l’égide posée dessus. Le bouclier est orné d’un cavalier galopant à droite terrassant plusieurs ennemis.

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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