PROBVS

Reigned: 276-282 A.D.

MARCVS AVRELIVS PROBVS was born at Sirmium in 232. When Florian was proclaimed Emperor in 276 upon the death of Tacitus, Probus commanded the Roman east and refused to recognize him. Their armies met at Tarsus, and after a standoff, Florian was killed by his men in August, 276. Probus then rescued Gaul from barbarian invasions, and later set about clearing the east of barbarians and bandits. By 282 the Empire was at peace and Probus turned the army to civil construction. The discontented soldiers of Carus in Raetia rebelled, and Probus was slain by his own men at Sirmium in September, 282.(Excerpt from MONETA, from www.numus.com)


AE Antoninianus (21mm 3.67g) Struck 276-282 A.D. Rome

Obv: PROBVS P F AVG Radiate bust left in imperial mantle, holding sceptre surmounted by eagle

Rev: ROMAE AETER Roma seated in temple, holding Victory and sceptre in exergue

RIC Vii 187

 

AE Antoninianus (22mm 3.92g) Struck 276-282 A.D. Rome

Obv: IMP PROBVS AVG Radiate cuirassed bust right

Rev VICTORIA GERM Standard between two seated captive in exergue

RIC Vii 222

 

AE Antoninianus (22mm 3.56g) Struck 276-280 A.D. Ticinum

Obv: IMP C PROBVS P F AVG Radiate bust left in imperial mantle, holding sceptre surmounted by eagle

Rev: CONCORD MILIT Emperor and Concordia clasping hands PXXT in exergue

RIC Vii 332 bust h

 

AE Antoninianus (22mm 3.60g) Struck 276-282 A.D. Siscia

Obv: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG Radiate helmeted and cuirassed bust left holding spear and sheild

Rev: PAX AVGVSTI Pax standing left, holding branch and transverse spear V in rt field XXI in exergue

RIC Viii 711 bust g

 

AE Antoninianus (23mm 3.27g) Struck 276-282 A.D. Cyzicus

Obv: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG Rad., dr. & cuir. bust left holding scepter

Rev: SOLI INVICTO Sol in a quadriga, facing CM mid-field XXIS in exergue

RIC Vii 911 bust h

   
Egypt Tet

Probus Potin Tetradrachm of Alexandria, Egypt. (20x18mm, 8.17g) Year 3=277/8 AD.

Obv:leg, laureate cuirassed bust right

Rev: L leg Tyche standing left holding rudder & cornucopiae.

Emmett 3994, Curtis 1890.

 

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