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E-auction 315-232875 - PROBUS Aurelianus

PROBUS Aurelianus AU/XF
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Estimate : 50 €
Price : 27 €
Maximum bid : 50 €
End of the sale : 29 April 2019 14:31:00
bidders : 10 bidders
Type : Aurelianus
Date: 282
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 50 ‰
Diameter : 21 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,70 g.
Officine: 4e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire idéalement centré. Joli buste, bien venu à la frappe. Métal légèrement piqué. Patine gris foncé
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Obverse legend : PROBV-S P F 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 : "Probus Pius Felix Augustus", (Probus pieux heureux auguste).


Reverse legend : ROMAE - AETER// R(FOUDRE).
Reverse description : Rome assise dans un temple à six colonnes, tenant une victoriola et un sceptre.
Reverse legend : D.
Reverse translation : "Romae Aeternae", (A Rome éternelle).


Rubans de type 3 aux extrémités bouletées. Buste consulaire richement ornementé avec la toga picta et la toga palmata orné d’une couronne. Scipio surmontée d’un minuscule petite aigle.

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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