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Ticinum (Pavia), Italy

Ticinum was a municipality and an important military site (a castrum) under the Roman Empire. In 476, Odoacer defeated Flavius Orestes at Ticinum after a long siege. To punish the city for helping his rival, Odoacer destroyed it completely. After the Lombard's conquest, Pavia became the capital of their kingdom, 568 - 774. Dates of operation: c. 274 - 326 A.D. Mintmarks: T.

Probus, Summer 276 - September 282 A.D.

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Providentia is the personification of the ability to foresee and to make provision for the future. This ability was considered essential for the emperor and providentia was among the embodiments of virtues that were part of the imperial cult. Cicero said that providentia, memoria (memory) and intellegentia (understanding) are the three main components of prudentia, the knowledge what is good or bad or neither.
RA73212. Billon antoninianus, Cohen VI 486; RIC V, part 2, 399; Pink VI - 1, p. 61; cf. SRCV III 12013 (emission 7, E left); Hunter IV 144 (emission 10, Q left), F, well centered, rough, weight 3.790 g, maximum diameter 23.1 mm, die axis 225o, 2nd officina, Ticinum (Pavia, Italy) mint, emission 3, 277 A.D.; obverse VIRTVS PROBI AVG, radiate, helmeted and cuirassed bust left, spear in right over shoulder, shield on left arm; reverse PROVIDENT AVG, Providentia standing half left, globe in extended right hand, long transverse scepter in left hand, SXXT in exergue; $30.00 (Ä26.40)



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