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Probus, 276-282 AD, Silvered Antoninianus, Concordia Militum, struck 280 AD

165.00 AUD

Origin:
Roman Empire, Cyzicus mint, 3rd officina
Authority:
Probus
Denomination:
Silvered Antoninianus
Composition:
Billon, silvered surfaces
Date:
280 AD, 3rd emission
Obverse:
IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Probus right
Reverse:
CONCORDIA MILITVM, Victory standing right, holding palm, presenting wreath to Emperor, standing left, holding spear: below, T; in exergue, XXIMC
Size:
23.73mm, 4.7g, 12h
Grade:
aEF, well struck, full silvering, lustrous, areas of weak strike on reverse, some pitting
Provenance:
ex Numismatik Naumann GmbH Auction 77 (6 May 2019) Lot 1141 (part of)
Reference:
RIC V, part 2, 908 var. (bust type not listed); Cohen VI 173; Pink VI-1, p. 43
Special Information:
Concordia Militum, the harmony of the soldiers. Full silvering intact
Probus was a military Emperor. On reaching adulthood he joined the military where he proved himself capable, enough so that he was later appointed governor of the East by the emperor Tacitus. When Tacitus died, Probus was proclaimed emperor by his soldiers. During his reign, he was successful in his campaigns in Gaul and in strengthening the Rhine and Danube frontier against the Germanic tribes.
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