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brm_765714 - PROBUS Aurelianus

PROBUS Aurelianus AU
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Price : 60.00 €
Type : Aurelianus
Date: 281
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 50 ‰
Diameter : 23 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,43 g.
Officine: 2e
Coments on the condition:
Flan ovale, centré, avec des faiblesses. Joli revers. Patine grise
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Obverse legend : PROBV-S P F AVG.
Obverse description : Buste radié et cuirassé de Probus à droite drapé sur l’épaule, vu de trois quarts en avant (B01).
Obverse translation : "Probus Pius Felix Augustus", (Probus pieux heureux auguste).


Reverse legend : IOVI CON-S - PROB AVG/ -|-// R(FOUDRE)B.
Reverse description : Jupiter, nu le manteau sur l’épaule debout à gauche, tenant un foudre de la main droite et un sceptre long de la gauche.
Reverse translation : "Iovi Conservatori Probi Augusti", (A Jupiter le protecteur de l'empereur Probus).

Historical background



Probus was born on August 19, 232 in Sirmium. He led a brilliant military career during the reigns between Valerian I and Tacitus. Commander of the army of the East on the death of Tacitus, he was immediately proclaimed emperor and easily triumphed over Florian, who was assassinated. The situation is serious. The Rhine-Danubian limes gave way under the pressure of the Germanic invasions. Probus restores peace in Gaul, in Germania then in Rhaetia where he inflicts a severe defeat on the Germanic peoples, in Thrace where he crushes the Sarmatians and the Scythians, in Asia Minor which he cleans of looters and Pamphylian pirates, finally in Africa where he ends the incursions of the Blemmyes. In 280, he signed peace with Vahram II, Sassanid monarch. He must face the usurpations of Saturnin, Bonose and Proculus. Probus, having triumphed over all his adversaries, 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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