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brm_533632 - PROBUS Aurelianus

PROBUS Aurelianus XF/AU
150.00 €(Approx. 181.50$ | 133.50£)
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Type : Aurelianus
Date: 277
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 50 ‰
Diameter : 22 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,48 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Droit au métal légèrement piqué mais très beau revers de style fin. Patine bicolore avec une partie de l’argenture
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Obverse legend : IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG.
Obverse description : Buste héroïque radié, drapé et cuirassé de Probus à droite, vu de trois quarts en avant (A).
Obverse translation : "Imperator Cæsar Marcus Aurelius Probus Augustus", (L’empereur césar Marc Aurèle Probus auguste).


Reverse legend : VIRTVS AV-GV-STI/ -|-// R.
Reverse description : Probus lauré, vêtu militairement debout à gauche, tenant un sceptre de la main gauche et couronnant de la main droite un trophée, au pied duquel est assis un captif, les mains liées dans le dos.
Reverse translation : “Virtus Augusti”,(La Virilité de l'auguste).


Type rare et exceptionnel pour Probus !.

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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