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E-auction 218-143427 - PROBUS Aurelianus

PROBUS Aurelianus AU
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Estimate : 250 €
Price : 201 €
Maximum bid : 211 €
End of the sale : 19 June 2017 14:30:00
bidders : 11 bidders
Type : Aurelianus
Date: 278
Mint name / Town : Ticinum
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 50 ‰
Diameter : 21,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 4,17 g.
Rarity : R2
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Très bel exemplaire bien centré sur un flan ovale. Remarquable buste détaillé. Joli revers. Patine marron foncé
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la collection de l’abbé de Jobal, dispersée le 30 mai 2015

Obverse


Obverse legend : VIRTVS PROBI INVICTI - AVG.
Obverse description : Buste radié et casqué de Probus à gauche, vu de trois quarts en avant, tenant un bouclier de la main gauche et une haste de la main droite pointant en arrière.
Obverse translation : “Virtus Probi Invicti Augusti”, “La Virilité de l’auguste Probus invincible”.

Reverse


Reverse legend : VIRTV-S - AVG// PXXT.
Reverse description : Mars casqué et nu marchant à gauche, le manteau flottant sur l’épaule, tenant une haste transversale de la main droite et un trophée de la main gauche reposant sur l’épaule.
Reverse translation : “Virtus Augusti”, (La Virilité 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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