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PROBUS BASTIEN 228
OBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: FIDES MILITVM
BUST TYPE: D1 = Radiate, helmeted and cuirassed bust right (Gorgoneion on cuirass), holding spear
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//III
WEIGHT 4.01 g / AXIS: 12h / DIAMETER: 22-23,5 mm
MINT: Lugdunum
RIC: 79 var (d1 bust unlisted)
BASTIEN: Bastien 228 (2 ex. cited) Bastien Suppl. II 228c (this example)
COLLECTION NO: 1279

Note: All military busts from Lugdunum (struck during the 5th emmission) are either scarce, rare or very rare and are always desirable. This applies in particular to this extremely rare, beautiful and desirable D1 bust type!

Only the 3rd specimen known to me (I don't know of any other specimens than the 2 cited by Bastien and this one cited in Bastien Supplement II)

Provenance: Paul Francis Jacquier Auction 45 lot 1369 = ex Ph. Gysen collection
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