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brm_591481 - PROBUS Aurelianus

PROBUS Aurelianus AU/AU
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Type : Aurelianus
Date: 280
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 50 ‰
Diameter : 21,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,61 g.
Officine: 2e
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée. Métal piqué au droit. Très joli revers de style fin. Patine grise
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Obverse legend : IMP C PROB-VS AVG.
Obverse description : Buste radié consulaire de Probus à gauche vu de trois quarts en avant, tenant le scipio de la main droite (H2).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Caesar Probus Augustus”, (Empereur césar Probus Auguste).


Reverse legend : SOLI I-NVIC-TO// R (COURONNE) B.
Reverse description : Sol (le Soleil) radié montant dans un quadrige au galop à gauche, tenant un globe de la main gauche et un fouet de la droite.
Reverse translation : “Soli Invicto”, (Au Soleil Invincible).


Rubans de type 3 aux extrémités bouletées. Buste consulaire richement décoré avec la toga picta et la toga palmata, ornée d’une couronne.

Historical background


(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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