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v32_0498 - PROBUS Aurelianus

PROBUS Aurelianus AU
MONNAIES 32 (2007)
Starting price : 250.00 €
Estimate : 350.00 €
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Type : Aurelianus
Date: 281
Mint name / Town : Italie, Ticinum
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 50 ‰
Diameter : 23 mm
Orientation dies : 5 h.
Weight : 4,04 g.
Rarity : R2
Officine: 6e
Emission: 9e
Coments on the condition:
Flan large et complet des deux côtés avec les grènetis visibles. Patine marron foncé. Beau portrait. Frappe un peu molle au revers
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : VIRTVS PROBI INVICTI AVG.
Obverse description : Buste casqué, radié et cuirassé de Probus à gauche avec pan de paludamentum, vu de trois quarts en avant, tenant une haste posée sur l'épaule et un bouclier (E1).
Obverse translation : "Virtus Probi Invicti Augusti", (La Virilité de Probus l’invincible auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : PROVIDEN-T AVG/ Q|-// SXXI.
Reverse description : Providentia (la Providence) drapée debout à gauche, tenant un globe de la main droite et un sceptre transversal de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : "Providentia Augusti", (la Providence de l’auguste).

Commentary


Avec son argenture superficielle. Casque décoré. Couvre nuque timbré d’une étoile. Cuirasse et bouclier cloutés.

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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