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PROBUS RIC 913 OFFICINA B PARMA SHIELD
OBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG (Adventvs scene)
BUST TYPE: E1 = Radiate, cuirassed and helmeted bust left, holding spear and parma shield
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: B//XXIMC
WEIGHT 4.20g / AXIS:6h / DIAMETER: 24mm
MINT: Cyzicus
RIC 913 (RIC does not distinguish various types of shields in its attributions, in particular the parma shield)
COLLECTION NO. 1462

NOTE: the Emperor is holding a small, round shield (Parma shield). This type of shield is eagerly sought-after by collectors. It was struck only in the mints of Ticinum, Siscia, Serdica and Cyzicus. While this type of shield is rare on Siscia and Serdica coins it is extremely rare on Ticinum and Cyzicus coins.

Provenance: Leu Numismatik web auction 10 lot 1485 (December 2019)
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quadrans  [Feb 28, 2020 at 02:15 PM]
Great bust..., I like it...
Barnaba6  [Mar 02, 2020 at 07:25 PM]
Thanks Joe!
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