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PROBUS Quinaire XF
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Estimate : 500 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 15 June 2021 15:17:19
Type : Quinaire
Date: c. 278
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 25 ‰
Diameter : 15,50 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 1,79 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Usure régulière avec un beau revers et une jolie patine vert foncé
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : IMP PROB-VS AVG.
Obverse description : Buste lauré et cuirassé de Probus à droite, vu de trois quarts en avant (B*).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Probus Augustus”, (L’empereur Probus auguste).


Reverse legend : VICTOR-IA GERM.
Reverse description : Trophée, constitué d'une cuirasse, de deux boucliers et de lances, au pied duquel se trouvent deux captifs opposés, les mains liées dans le dos.
Reverse translation : “Victoria Germanica”, (La Victoire germanique).


Avec ce type de revers, nous avons une série complète liée au donativum : aureus en or, “denier” et quinaire en billon et un grand bronze, décrit comme un as, plutôt un sesterce. L’émission normale comprend des aureliani du même type.

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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