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E-auction 262-184752 - PROBUS Aurelianus

PROBUS Aurelianus XF
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Estimate : 45 €
Price : 18 €
Maximum bid : 23 €
End of the sale : 23 April 2018 14:34:00
bidders : 7 bidders
Type : Aurelianus
Date: 280
Mint name / Town : Siscia
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 50 ‰
Diameter : 21,5 mm
Orientation dies : 5 h.
Weight : 3,54 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 6e
Coments on the condition:
Beau buste de l’empereur au droit. Usure plus importante au revers. Patine vert foncé. Flan bien centré
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP C PROBVS P F AVG.
Obverse description : Buste radié et cuirassé de Probus à droite avec pan de paludamentum sur l’épaule, vu de trois quarts en avant (B01).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Cæsar Probus Pius Felix Augustus”, (L’empereur césar Probus pieux heureux auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : PA-X - A-VG/ -|-// XXIVI.
Reverse description : Pax (la Paix) drapée debout à gauche, tenant une branche d’olivier dans la main droite et un sceptre transversal de la gauche.
Reverse translation : “Pax Augusti”, (La Paix de l’auguste).

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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