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E-auction 314-231650 - PROBUS Aurelianus

PROBUS Aurelianus XF
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Estimate : 50 €
Price : 15 €
Maximum bid : 15 €
End of the sale : 22 April 2019 14:20:30
bidders : 6 bidders
Type : Aurelianus
Date: 279
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 50 ‰
Diameter : 22 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,21 g.
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Flan bien centré. Patine vert foncé. Traces d’argenture superficielle encore présentes. Joli revers. Usure régulière sur l’ensemble de la monnaie
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP PRO-BVS AVG.
Obverse description : Buste de Probus radié à droite, avec cuirasse, vu de trois quarts en avant (B).
Obverse translation : "Imperator Probus Augustus".

Reverse


Reverse legend : VICTOR-IA GERM// R (CROISSANT AVEC POINT) AN.
Reverse description : Trophée, constitué d'une cuirasse, de deux boucliers et de lances, au pied duquel se trouvent deux captifs opposés, les mains liées dans le dos.
Reverse translation : "Victoria Germanicus" (La Victoire contre les germains).

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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