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 Lombards 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.
In 281, Probus returned to Rome and celebrated his triumph over the Vandals and the usurpers (Bonosus, Julius Saturninus and Proculus).
RB62361. Silveredantoninianus, RIC V 500, Cohen 584, aVF, weight 3.541 g, maximum diameter 23.2 mm, die axis 0o, Ticinum (Pavia, Italy) mint, 280 - 281 A.D.; obverseVIRTVS PROBI AVG, radiate, helmeted and cuirassedbust left, spear in right over shoulder, shield on left arm; reverseSALVS AVG, Salus standing right feeding snake held in arms, V left, * right, TXXI in ex; $2.49 (€1.87)