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ABVNTIANTIA AVG (SIC!) 6 views OBVERSE: IMP C PROBVS•P•F•AVG
REVERSE: ABVNTIANTIA AVG (SIC!)
BUST TYPE: B = Radiate, cuirassed bust right
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//IIII
WEIGHT 4.37/ AXIS 7h / WIDTH: 22-22,5mm
RIC: 17 var. (unlisted with this erroneous reverse legend)
BASTIEN: 195 var. (unlisted with this erroneous reverse legend)
COLLECTION NO: 1276

Erroneous reverse legend: ABVNTIANTIA AVG instead of ABVNDANTIA AVG

Ex Ph. Gysen collection
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BONO IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG (SIC!)8 views OBVERSE: BONO IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG (SIC!)
REVERSE: SOLI INVICTO
BUST TYPE: A2
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//KAB
WEIGHT 4.54g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH 22,5-23,5 mm
RIC 868 var. (unlisted with this obverse legend)
COLLECTION NO. 1338

Extremely rare and erroneous obverse legend (should be BONO ... PROBO and not PROBVS)

ONLY 2ND Specimen known to me (the other being CNG 225/553 (P.ZANCHI)); see also: P. Zanchi, Quelques nouveaux antoniniens de Serdica, Schweizer Münzblätter 30 (1980), 95-100, Fig. 8.)


Ex Ph. Gysen collection = Ex Heidelberger Münzhandlung H. Grün, Auktion 20 (1997), ex Lot 1130
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COMITI PORBI AVG7 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C PROBVS•P•F•AVG
REVERSE: COMITI PORBI AVG (SIC!)
BUST TYPE: B = Radiate, cuirassed bust right
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//I
WEIGHT 3.64 g / AXIS 12h / WIDTH: 21-22mm
RIC: 69
BASTIEN: 315
COLLECTION NO: 1261

Ex S. Luethi collection

Note: interesting spelling error in reverse legend: COMITI PORBI AVG (instead of COMITI PROBI AVG). Very rare and desirable !!!
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IMP C M AVR P PROBVS AVG (SIC!) UNIQUE ! 4 views OBVERSE: IMP C M AVR P PROBVS AVG (SIC!)
REVERSE: CLEMENTIA TEMP
BUST TYPE: A2 = Radiate, cuirassed and draped bust right, seen from back
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: B//XXI
WEIGHT 3.60g
RIC 921 VAR. (unlisted with IMP C M AVR P PROBVS AVG obverse legend)
COLLECTION NO. 1219

NOTE: unpublished and atypical obverse legend - most likely an engraver's error. This is the only example of this legend known to me. Probably unique !
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IMP PRBVS P F AVG (SIC!) UNICUM 19 views OBVERSE: IMP PRBVS P F AVG (SIC!)
REVERSE: SPES AVG
BUST TYPE: B (BASTIEN'S CLASSIFICATION)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//XXIVI
WEIGHT 3.60g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH 21-22mm
RIC 788 VAR. (UNLISTED WITH ERRONEOUS LEGEND)
ALFOLDI 084/- (UNLISTED WITH ERRONEOUS LEGEND)
COLLECTION NO. 21
UNICUM
EX LANZ 153 lot 568
NOTE: Not only is this coin unique but it apparently is the only known example in Probus' coinage of a coin with an error in the very name of the emperor!
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IMP PR•BVS AVG (SIC!)7 views OBVERSE: IMP PR•BVS AVG (SIC!)
REVERSE: VICTORIA AVG
BUST TYPE: E1
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//R≤≥ζ
WEIGHT 4.34g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH: 22-24mm
RIC: 214 VAR.
J.GUILLEMAIN, MPR 477 VAR. (UNLISTED WITH IMP PR•BVS AVG LEGEND)
COLLECTION NO. 779
APPARENTLY UNIQUE
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ORIES AVG11 views OBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: ORIES AVG
BUST TYPE: B
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//I
WEIGHT 3.52g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH: 22-23mm
RIC: 44
BASTIEN: 164 (48 EX.)
COLLECTION NO: 193
NOTE: ERRONEOUS REVERSE LEGEND: ORIES AVG INSTEAD OF ORIENS AVG
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POBVS INSTEAD OF PROBVS !!!12 views OBVERSE: IMP C M AVR POBVS P F AVG (sic!)
REVERSE: SOLI INVICTO
BUST TYPE: H2 = Radiate bust left in imperial mantle (toga picta and tunica palmata), holding eagle-tipped sceptre (scipio)
MINT: Serdica
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//A
WEIGHT 3.75g / DIAMETER: 22 mm
RIC 861 var. (unlisted with A only in exergue)
COLLECTION NO. 1351

Note: A coin with a spectacular error in the obverse legend: POBVS (instead of PROBVS). Not only is this the only example of this specific type known to me, but it is - to my knowledge - the only example of such an error in Emperor's name in the whole coinage of Probus.

The coin is part of the very rare and brief A-Delta (without the KA mintmark) first phase of Serdica's 3rd emmission unlisted by RIC as well as by Pink. Although the exergue is barely legible, under a magnifying glass I see an "A" there rather than a Delta. Nevertheless I will have the coin cleaned which hopefully will make the exergue more legible.

Unique and of the highest numismatic interest. The coin joins another interesting unicum with an erroneous obverse legend in my collection: PRBVS instead of PROBVS - see my coin no. 21 from Siscia.
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RESTITHVTOR ORBIS17 views OBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F INVICT AVG
REVERSE: RESTITVTHOR ORBIS (SIC !)
BUST TYPE: B = radiate, cuirassed bust right
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: MS//KAB
WEIGHT 3.58/ AXIS: / WIDTH:
RIC 858 VAR. (B BUST AND ERRONEOUS LEGEND UNLISTED)
COLLECTION NO. 1355
EXTREMELY RARE

Ex S. Luethi Collection

Very rare erroneous reverse leged: RESTITHVTOR instead of RESTITVTOR ORBIS

The only example of this exact type known to me (and only second example with the erroneous reverse legend RESTITVTHOR ORBIS - the other with different bust and obverse legend being in Ph. Gysen collection - see coin no. 939 on probuscoins.fr)
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TEMPR FELICI7 views OBVERSE: IMP C PROBVS•P•F•AVG
REVERSE: TEMPR FELICI (SIC!)
BUST TYPE: B
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//I
WEIGHT 3.28g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH: 20-22mm
RIC: 104 VAR.
BASTIEN 269 (59 EX.)
COLLECTION NO. 797
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VIRTVS PROBI AG (SIC!) 7 views OBVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AG (SIC!)
REVERSE: SALVS AVG
BUST TYPE: E1 = radiate, cuirassed and helmeted bust left, holding spear and shield
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: V/*//TXXI
WEIGHT 3.40g / WIDTH 21 mm
RIC: 500 var.
COLLECTION NO. 1353
NOTE: THIS COIN IS PART OF THE CODED EQVITI SERIES (LETTER "V", i.e. third letter in the EQVITI word).

Very interesting, erroneous obverse legend: Virtvs Probi AG insted of Virtvs Probi AVG(vsti) !

ONLY 2nd KNOWN SPECIMEN TO ME (THE OTHER BEING IN C.OLIVA COLLECTION - SEE CON NO. 317 ON PROBUSCOINS.FR; same obverse die as on my example)
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