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E-auction 392-304934 - PROBUS Aurelianus

PROBUS Aurelianus XF/AU
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Estimate : 60 €
Price : 16 €
Maximum bid : 35 €
End of the sale : 19 October 2020 14:09:00
bidders : 10 bidders
Type : Aurelianus
Date: 278
Mint name / Town : Siscia
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 50 ‰
Diameter : 22,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,53 g.
Officine: 5e
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée, flan large, revers magnifique
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : IMP C PROBVS P F AVG.
Obverse description : Buste de Probus radié à droite, avec cuirasse, vu de trois quarts en avant (B).
Obverse translation : "Imperator Cæsar Probus Pius Felix Augustus".


Reverse legend : RESTITVT O-RBIS/ *// XXIV.
Reverse description : L'Empereur debout tourné vers la gauche, tenant un globe de la main droite et un sceptre de la gauche ; en face de lui, une femme, lui tendant une couronne.
Reverse translation : "Restitutor Orbis" (Le Restaurateur du Monde).

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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