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v21_3355 - PROBUS Tétradrachme

PROBUS Tétradrachme AU
MONNAIES 21 (2004)
Starting price : 50.00 €
Estimate : 75.00 €
Realised price : 75.00 €
Number of bids : 3
Maximum bid : 75.00 €
Type : Tétradrachme
Date: an 5
Mint name / Town : Alexandrie, Égypte
Metal : copper
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 6,50 g.
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan avec un très beau portrait. Patine marron
Catalogue references :


Obverse description : Buste lauré et cuirassé de Probus à droite vu de trois quarts en avant (B*).
Obverse legend : A K M AUR PR-OBOS SEB, (Autokratoros Kaisaros Markos Aurhlios Probos Sebastos).
Obverse translation : (L'empereur césar Marc Aurèle Probus auguste).


Reverse description : Aigle debout à droite, tournant la tête à gauche, tenant une couronne dans son bec.
Reverse legend : L-E.
Reverse translation : (an 5).

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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