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brm_514918 - PROBUS Aurelianus

PROBUS Aurelianus AU
120.00 €(Approx. 136.80$ | 105.60£)
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Type : Aurelianus
Date: 277
Mint name / Town : Siscia
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 50 ‰
Diameter : 22,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,50 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 4e
Coments on the condition:
Flan bien centré des deux côtés. Monnaie légèrement tachée. Beau buste à l’usure régulière. Joli revers. Patine grise
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Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP PROBVS INV AVG.
Obverse description : Buste radié et drapé de Probus à droite, vu de trois quarts en arrière (A21).
Obverse translation : "Imperator Probus Invictus Augustus", (L’empereur Probus invincible auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : FELIC-ITAS AVG/ -|(GAMMA)// XXI.
Reverse description : Felicitas (la Félicité) debout de face, regardant à gauche, tenant un caducée de la main droite et une corne d'abondance de la gauche.
Reverse translation : “Felicitas Augusti”, (La Félicité de l'auguste).

Commentary


Rubans de type 3 aux extrémités bouletées. Ptéryges fines. Type que nous proposons pour la première fois à la vente !.

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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