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brm_578172 - PROBUS Aurelianus

PROBUS Aurelianus AU
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Type : Aurelianus
Date: 281
Mint name / Town : Ticinum
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 50 ‰
Diameter : 24,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,45 g.
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan très large parfaitement centré des deux côtés. Beau buste de Probus. Frappe un peu molle au revers. Patine gris foncé avec des reflets métalliques dorés
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Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP C PROBV-S AVG.
Obverse description : Buste consulaire de Probus radié à gauche vu de trois quarts en avant, tenant le scipio de la main droite (H2).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Cæsar Probus Augustus”, (L’empereur césar Probus auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : CONC-ORD - MILIT/ E|-/// PXXI.
Reverse description : Concordia (la Concorde) debout tournée à gauche, tenant dans chaque main une enseigne militaire.
Reverse translation : “Concordia Militum”, (La Concorde des soldats).

Commentary


Avec son argenture superficielle sur un flan exceptionnel. Rubans de type 3 aux extrémités bouletées. Buste consulaire orné d’un plastron avec des motifs décoratifs.

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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