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ALFOLDI 014.001 CALLIOPE AVG130 viewsOBVERSE: IMP PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: CALLIOPE AVG
BUST TYPE: H2
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//-
WEIGHT 3.63g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH 21-22mm
RIC: UNLISTED
ALFOLDI 014.001
COLLECTION NO. 42
8TH KNOWN CALLIOPE REVERSE IN THE WORLD
ARGUABLY THE MOST INTERESTING AND DESIRABLE ANTONINIAN OF ALL PROBUS' ANTONINIANI!!!
THE CROWN JEWEL OF MY COLLECTION
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IMP C M AVR PROBVS INVICT AVG / CONCORDIA MILITVM130 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS INVICT AVG
REVERSE: CONCORDIA MILITVM
BUST TYPE: A2
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: MS//KAΔ
WEIGHT 3.15g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH 22mm
RIC: UNLISTED WITH CONCORDIA MILITVM REVERSE
COLLECTION NO. 646

NOTE: Serdica is known for its numerous variants of obverse legends, but struck a very limited number of reverse types, therefore this extremely rare reverse type, struck only during the brief 5th emmission, and completely ommitted by RIC V.2, is very desirable among Probus collectors!

This is only the 2nd known specimen in the world! (information from Ph. Gysen + my own database)
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ALFOLDI 070 / - SISCIA PROBI AVG UNLISTED IN ALFODI112 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: SISCIA PROBI AVG
BUST TYPE: E1 (BASTIEN'S CLASSIFICATION)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//XXIVI
WEIGHT 3.15g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH 21-22mm
RIC 764
ALFOLDI 070 / - (UNLISTED WITH E1 BUST AND XXIVI MINTAMRK)
COLLECTION NO. 568

NOTE: Extremely rare Alfoldi reverse variant no. 70 in which the two river gods (Savvs and Colapis) are very close to one another and are placed underneath the personification of Siscia instead of being separated and placed on both sides of Siscia (as in variant no. 69). My coin is however unlisted with E1 (Bastien) / G (RIC V.2) bust and XXIVI mintmark.

unicum!
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PROBUS MPR 176 GORGONEION ON SHIELD104 views OBVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
REVERSE: ADVENTVS PROBI AVG
BUST TYPE: E1 (BASTIEN'S CLASSIFICATION)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//Rζ
WEIGHT 4.69g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH: 22-23mm
RIC: 166 VAR. (GORGONEION ON SCHIELD UNLISTED)
J.GUILLEMAIN, MONETAZIONE DI PROBO A ROMA (276-282 d.C.), 2009: MPR 176 (2 EX.)
L’ATELIER DE ROME AU DEBUT DU REGNE DE PROBUS (276-277). CORPUS ET DOCUMENTS INEDITS, 2006, S. ESTIOT, P.GYSEN: 6 ex. (SHIELD DECORATIONS NOT COUNTED)
COLLECTION NO.166
NOTE: VERY RARE AND SOUGHT-AFTER VARIETY WITH GORGONEION ON SHIELD !
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AURELIAN RIC TEMP 1745 LION LEFT96 views OBVERSE: IMP AVRELIANVS AVG
REVERSE: ORIENS AVG
BUST TYPE: B = Radiate, cuirassed bust right
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: XXI/V//LION LEFT
MINT: ROME
WEIGHT: 3.54 g
RIC TEMP: 1745 (18 ex. cited)
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ALFOLDI 009.006 EXTREMELY RARE VARIANT WITHOUT MINTMARKS94 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: ADVENTVS PROBI AVG
BUST TYPE: H2 = Radiate bust left in consular robe, holding eagle-tipped sceptre (scipio)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//-
WEIGHT 3.63g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH 20-22mm
MINT: Siscia
RIC 632 VAR. (UNLISTED WITH NO MINTMARKS)
ALFOLDI 009.006 (1 ex. cited)
COLLECTION NO. 980

NOTE: This is only the 4th specimen in the world known to me.

Extremely rare variant without any mintmarks. This coin is part of a true "adventvs" issue and was most likely distributed by the emperor himself upon entering the city of Siscia contrary to regular issues of coins with the adventvs reverse and mintmarks in the exergue, which often were struck long after the emperor had left the city. Attribution of coins without any mintmarks to a particular mint is done on the basis of careful analysis of the coin's style and lettering.

Provenance: Solidus Numismatik Auction no. 15 lot 360
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PROBUS RIC 861 VAR. H BUST OFFICINA 492 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: SOLI INVICTO
BUST TYPE: H
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//KA•Î”•
WEIGHT 3.93g / AXIS: 11h / WIDTH 24mm
RIC 861 VAR. (H BUST UNLISTED)
COLLECTION NO. 259

VERY RARE AND DESIRABLE BUST TYPE!

4th KNOWN SPECIMEN - INFORMATION FROM P.GYSEN+MY OWN DATABASE
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ALFOLDI 085.00291 viewsOBVERSE: IMP[erator] PROBVS INV[ictvs] AVG[vstvs]
REVERSE: SPES AVG[vsti] N[ostri]
BUST TYPE: E2 VAR.= Radiate, helmeted, cuirassed and draped bust left, holding spear and shield (decorated with Gorgoneion), seen from rear
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//XXI
WEIGHT 3.72g / AXIS: 12h
RIC 790
ALFOLDI 085.002 (2 EX.)
COLLECTION NO. 1405

Ex Ph. Gysen collection = EX JACQUIER auction 45 lot 1517

NOTE: Extremely rare and desirable bust type with a very interesting shield decorated with Gorgoneion in combination with a rare reverse type struck only during the 2nd emmission at Siscia.
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ALFOLDI 004.1 90 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: ADVENTVS AVG
BUST TYPE: H2
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: A//XXI
WEIGHT 3.65g / AXIS: 12h / DIAMETER: 21mm
RIC 624
ALFOLDI 004.1 (2 EX.)
COLLECTION NO. 1031
NOTE: extremely rare and desirable variety of the Adventvs Avg reverse where the emperor is marching RIGHT instead of LEFT.

This is apparently only the third known specimen in the world, the other two being in Vienna and La Venera hoard. My coin shares the same pair of dies as the Vienna specimen (information from Ph. Gysen) as well as the reverse die with the Venera specimen (information from J. Guillemain).

A coin of the highest rarity and numismatic interest!
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PROBUS MPR 080 88 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: VIRTVS AVGVSTI
BUST TYPE: F9 (BASTIEN'S CLASSIFICATION)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//R
WEIGHT 4.02g / AXIS: 12h
RIC: 243 VAR. (BUST F9 UNLISTED)
J.GUILLEMAIN, MONETAZIONE DI PROBO A ROMA (276-282 d.C.), 2009: 080 (2 EX.)
L’ATELIER DE ROME AU DEBUT DU REGNE DE PROBUS (276-277).CORPUS ET DOCUMENTS INEDITS, 2006, S. ESTIOT, P.GYSEN: 6 EX.
COLLECTION NO. 43
NOTE: RARE AND SOUGHT-AFTER BUST TYPE
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AURELIAN RIC TEMP 2191 88 viewsOBVERSE: IMP AVRELIANVS AVG
REVERSE: CONCORDIA MILITVM
BUST TYPE: F8 VAR. = Bust left, radiate, heroically nude with cross-belt, seen from rear, holding spear pointing forward in right hand, decorated shield on left shoulder
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//S *
MINT: SISCIA
WEIGHT: 3.64 g
RIC TEMP: 2191 (9 ex. cited)

NOTE: Only one obverse die of this type exists. On the shield, Emperor on horseback riding r. spearing kneeling enemy.

Extremely rare and sought-after bust type!

10th known specimen in the world
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ALFOLDI 009 / UNLISTED / PEGASUS ON SHIELD 88 viewsOBVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
REVERSE: ADVENTVS PROBI AVG
BUST TYPE: E1
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//KA
WEIGHT 4.27 / WIDTH: 23 mm
RIC 634
ALFOLDI 009 / - (UNLISTED)
COLLECTION NO. 767
NOTE: PEGASUS ON SHIELD
Only 5th known specimen in the world (all from the same pair of dies) !!!
Same obverse die as my coin no. 817 (with gamma//XXI in exergue)
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PROBUS RIC 449 VAR. 88 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C PROBVS AVG CONS II
REVERSE: VIRTVS AVG (emperor on horse spearing knealing enemy)
BUST TYPE: H2 = Radiate bust left in consular robe, holding eagle-tipped sceptre (scipio)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//QXXT
WEIGHT 3.82g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH: 23-25mm
RIC: 449 VAR. (QXXT MINTMARK UNLISTED)
COLLECTION NO. 1194

Ex. S. Luethi collection

Extremely rare and desirable reverse type in combination with a scarce and desirable consular obverse legend. A coin of the highest numismatic interest!

The only specimen of this type known to me (I know of another similar specimen from officina QXXT from E.Raes collection but with a different placement of the enemy)
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PROBUS RIC 880 VAR. B BUST OFFICINA 3 PIVS F AVG 82 views OBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS PIVS F AVG
REVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG (VIR-1)
BUST TYPE: B = Radiate, cuirassed bust right
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//KA•Ð“•
WEIGHT 4.10 g
RIC 880 VAR. (PIVS F AVG LEGEND UNLISTED)
COLLECTION NO. 1211
VERY RARE
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PROBUS RIC 419 VAR. (F5 BUST)78 viewsOBVERSE: IMP•C•PROBVS•P•F•AVG
REVERSE: SOLI INVICTO (SPREAD QUADRIGA)
BUST TYPE: F5 = radiate, cuirassed bust left, holding spear
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//PXXT
WEIGHT 4.59g / AXIS: 6h / DIAMETER: 21mm
RIC: 419 VAR. (F5 BUST UNLISTED)
COLLECTION NO. 1237
DIVERGENT WREATH TIES

Very rare and desirable reverse type for Ticinum in combination with a scarce bust. Unlisted by Estiot in her article "Une campagne germanique (….)". This is the only example of this type known to me. Possibly unique!
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ALFOLDI 005.042 laureal wreath on cuirass 77 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: ADVENTVS AVG
BUST TYPE: F1 = radiate, cuirassed bust left, holding spear and shield
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//XXIP
WEIGHT 3.45g / AXIS: 5h / DIAMETER: 20-21mm
RIC 626
ALFOLDI 005.042 (but Alfoldi does not mention any cuirass decorations)
COLLECTION NO. 772

Note: extremely rare cuirass decoration in the form of a laurel wreath (probably corona triumphalis). In the coinage of Probus such laurel wreath is typically represented only on consular robe (toga picta + tunica palmata) not on cuirass. Apparently only the second known specimen of such cuirass decoration!
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PROBUS MPR 105 76 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: ROMAE AETERNAE
BUST TYPE: F9 = Radiate, cuirassed bust right, holding spear
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//RA
WEIGHT 3.27g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH 23mm
RIC: 191
J.GUILLEMAIN, MPR 105 (2 EX.)
RN 2006, S. ESTIOT, P.GYSEN: 5 EX.
COLLECTION NO. 814

Note: Rare and desirable bust type and nice Gorgoneion on cuirass!
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PROBUS MPR 369 VAR. H2 BUST UNLISTED POSSIBLY UNIQUE!76 viewsOBVERSE: IMP PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: ADVENTVS AVG
BUST TYPE: H2 = radiate bust left in consular robe, holding eagle-tipped sceptre (scipio)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//Rá´—•Î“
WEIGHT 3.11g / AXIS: 12h / DIAMETER: 22mm
RIC: 157 VAR. (H2 BUST UNLISTED)
MPR: UNLISTED !!!
COLLECTION NO. 848

Note: Adventvs Avg reverse was accompanied with B and E1 busts only. H2 bust (reserved mainly for Soli Invicto and Romae Aeter reverses) is absolutely exceptional in combination with the Adventvs Avg reverse.

Unpublished unicum!
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ALFOLDI 094.004 MARS BETWEEN TWO CAPTIVES RRR75 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
BUST TYPE: H2
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//XXIT
WEIGHT 5.02g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH 21,5-22mm
RIC: 810
ALFOLDI 094.004 (2 EX.)
COLLECTION NO. 805
EXTREMELY RARE AND SOUGHT-AFTER REVERSE TYPE!
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PROBUS RIC 453 VAR. VIRTVS INVICTI AVG75 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: VIRTVS INVICTI AVG (emperor on horse spearing lying enemy)
BUST TYPE: B = Radiate and cuirassed bust right
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//TXXT
WEIGHT 3.86g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH: 21mm
RIC: 453 VAR. (UNLISTED WITH TXXT MINTMARK)
COLLECTION NO. 1262

Ex. S. Luethi collection

Extremely rare and desirable reverse type!

The only specimen of this type known to me!
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PROBUS BASTIEN 25872 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: VIRTVS AVG
BUST TYPE: H6 = Radiate bust left in consuler robe, holding victory on globe (victoriola)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//IIII
WEIGHT 4.06g / AXIS12 h / DIAMETER: mm
MINT: Lugdunum
RIC: 111 VAR. (H6 bust unlisted)
BASTIEN: 258 (7 ex. cited)
COLLECTION NO: 301

NOTE: Very rare and desirable bust type!

Provenance: purchased from CGB web shop in February 2016
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ALFOLDI 073 VAR. (UNLISTED WITH NO MINTMARKS!!)72 viewsOBVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
REVERSE: SOLI INVICTO
BUST TYPE: E1
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//-
WEIGHT 3.54g / AXIS: 6h / DIAMETER: 21-23mm
RIC 779 VAR. (UNLISTED WITH NO MINTMARKS)
ALFOLDI: UNLISTED !!!
COLLECTION NO. 862
EXTREMELY RARE !
PEGASUS ON SHIELD
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ALFOLDI 029.00172 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: FELICITAS AVG
BUST TYPE: A2 = Radiate, cuirassed and draped bust right, seen from back
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/Γ//XXI
WEIGHT 3.75g / AXIS: 12h
RIC 680
ALFOLDI 029.001 (4 EX.)
COLLECTION NO. 1403

NOTE: Very rare and sought-after variant of the Felicitas Avg reverse with Felicitas holding a short caduceus and a long sceptre - Alfoldi type no. 29 (by far the rarest of the 4 Felicitas variants described by Alfoldi).
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ALFOLDI 088.00470 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: VICTORIAE AVG
BUST TYPE: E1 (BASTIEN'S CLASSIFICATION)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//KAQ
WEIGHT 3.51g / AXIS: 7h / WIDTH 20-22mm
RIC 799
ALFOLDI 088.004 (2 ex.)
COLLECTION NO. 46
Currently only the 8th known specimen in the world (including the 2 specimens cited by Alfoldi)
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PROBUS CLEMENTIA TEMP 1st EMMISSION 70 views OBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: CLEMENTIA TEMP
BUST TYPE: A2 = Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from rear
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: *//KA
EMMISSION: 1
WEIGHT 3.85g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH 21mm
MINT: 4th, unspecified oriental mint
RIC 920 (ANTIOCHIA)
COLLECTION NO. 871

Attribution of this coin to the 4th unspecified oriental mint instead of Antiochia (as in RIC V.II) is based on the article by S. Estiot, "L’Empereur et l’usurpateur: un 4e atelier oriental sous Probus"; Studies in ancient coinage in honor of Anndrew Burnett, Spink, London, 2015.

Only 2 specimens of this type are cited in the above article. Third was in P. Gysen's collection, so this is apparently only the 3rd known specimen in the world !!!

Provenance: Jesus Vico Mail Auction 147 lot 3234 = ex Giovanni Dattari collection
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ALFOLDI 084/- (UNLISTED) IMP PRBVS P F AVG (SIC!) UNICUM 69 viewsOBVERSE: IMP PRBVS P F AVG (SIC!)
REVERSE: SPES AVG
BUST TYPE: B = Radiate, cuirassed bust right
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//XXIVI
WEIGHT 3.60g / AXIS: 6h / DIAMETER: 21-22mm
MINT: Siscia
RIC 788 VAR. (unlisted with this erroneous legend)
ALFOLDI 084/- unlisted with this erroneous legend
COLLECTION NO. 21

Provenance: ex LANZ Numismatik Auction 153 lot 568

UNICUM!

Note: this is the only known example of such a blatant error in the very name of the emperor Probvs - PRBVS, with the ommission of the letter "O""!!!

A coin of the highest numismatic interest!
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ALFOLDI 073.03269 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: SOLI INVICTO
BUST TYPE: H2
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/E//XXI
WEIGHT 3.99g / AXIS: 12h / DIAMETER: 20-21mm
RIC 776 VAR. (UNLISTED WITH E IN RIGHT FIELD)
ALFOLDI 073.032
COLLECTION NO. 891
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PROBUS RIC 569 VAR. F5 BUST68 viewsOBVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
REVERSE: SALVS PVBLIC
BUST TYPE: F5 = Radiate, cuirassed bust left, holding spear
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//ΓXXI
WEIGHT 2.89g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH 22mm
RIC: 569 VAR. (F5 BUST UNLISTED)
COLLECTION NO. 1185

Note: The only specimen of this type known to me!
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ALFOLDI 026 / - UNLISTED AND UNIQUE!!!68 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: CONCORD MILIT
BUST TYPE: A (sleeve raised) = Radiate, cuirassed and draped bust right, with left sleeve raised, seen from front (corona radiata with divergent wreath ties)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: V//XXI
WEIGHT: 3,79 g / AXIS: 12h / DIAMETER: 21-22mm
MINT: Siscia
RIC 651
ALFOLDI 026 / - (Unlisted with divergent wreath ties and "A" bust)
COLLECTION NO. 1271

Extremaly rare variant of this otherwise quite scarce A bust with left sleeve raised.

Unicum!

Provenance: Ebay auction 202410424900 of 2018-08-22
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PROBUS RIC 912 CORR. OFFICINA 3 GORGONEION ON SHIELD67 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
BUST TYPE: E1 = Radiate, cuirassed and helmeted bust left, holding spear and shield (decorated with Gorgoneion)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: T//XXIMC
WEIGHT 3.28g / AXIS: 12h / DIAMETER: 22mm
MINT: Cyzicus
RIC 912 CORR. [RIC erroneously cites Cohen 918 (consular bust), instead of Cohen 919 (helmeted, with shield and spear). In reality this reverse type only exists with the latter, military bust]
COLLECTION NO. 532

Note: extremely rare and sought-after by collectors reverse type with Emperor on horse spearing knealing enemy (VIR-1 in Gysen's classification). This is by far the rarest and most interesting reverse type among the (limited) reverses struct at Cyzicus under Probus (though the same reverse type is quite common at Serdica).

This is only the 5th known specimen from officina "T' known to me (including all varaints of shield decorations)
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PROBUS BASTIEN 269 TEMPR FELICI (SIC!)67 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C PROBVS•P•F•AVG
REVERSE: TEMPR FELICI (SIC!)
BUST TYPE: B = Radiate, cuirassed bust right
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//I
WEIGHT 3.28g / AXIS: 6h / DIAMETER: 20-22mm
MINT: Lugdunum
RIC: 104 VAR.
BASTIEN 269 (59 ex. cited)
COLLECTION NO. 797

Provenance: Jesus Vico 146 Room Auction lot 212 (group lot) - October 2016
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ALFOLDI 026 / - UNLISTED! 67 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: CONCORD MILIT
BUST TYPE: B10 = Radiate, cuirassed bust right, holding pugio
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: ζ//XXI
WEIGHT 2.67g / AXIS: 12h / DIAMETER: 22 mm
RIC: 650 VAR. (unlisted with B10 bust)
ALFOLDI: 026 / - (UNLISTED!)
COLLECTION NO. 1504

Note: very rare and desirable bust type with pugio and a coin unlisted in Alfoldi!

The reverse is somewhat smoothed.

Provenance: LEU NUMISMATIK WEB AUCTION 11 LOT 1898
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ALFOLDI 076.125 F5 BUST 66 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P AVG
REVERSE: SOLI INVICTO
BUST TYPE: F5 (BASTIEN'S CLASSIFICATION)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//XXIP
WEIGHT 3.40g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH 21-23mm
RIC 774 VAR. (BUST F5 UNLISTED)
ALFOLDI 076.125
COLLECTION NO. 520
VERY RARE
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PROBUS MPR 246 VAR. (unlisted in MPR with regular wreath ties) 66 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P AVG
REVERSE: ADVENTVS PROBI AVG
BUST TYPE: B = radiate, cuirassed bust right
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//RZ
WEIGHT 4.51g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH: 22-24mm
RIC: 167 var. (unlisted with RZ MINTMARK)
J.GUILLEMAIN, MONETAZIONE DI PROBO A ROMA (276-282 d.C.), 2009: MPR 246 var. (1 ex. cited with divergent wreath ties) - coin type unlisted in MPR with regular wreath ties !!!
S. ESTIOT/ PH. GYSEN RN 2006 (2 ex. cited but with divergent wreath ties)
COLLECTION NO. 1275

Possibly the only known specimen of this exact type in the world!
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PROBUS RIC 45966 views OBVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
REVERSE: VOTIS X ET XX FEL
BUST TYPE: E1
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//-
WEIGHT 3.14g / AXIS: 1h
RIC: 459
COLLECTION NO. 134

Same obverse die as my coin no. 1235 (with B/-//- Provident Avg reverse)

6th KNOWN SPECIMEN IN THE WORLD (INFORMATION FROM S.ESTIOT)
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PROBUS RIC 336 VAR. E8 BUST66 viewsOBVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
REVERSE: CONCORD MILIT
BUST TYPE: E8 = radiate, helmeted, heroically nude bust left, holding spear and aegis, seen from rear
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//PXXT
WEIGHT 3.95g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH 21-22 mm
RIC 336 VAR. (UNLISTED WITH E8 BUST)
COLLECTION NO. 1379

Ex S. Luethi collection

Very rare and desirable bust type!

ONLY THE 2ND EXAMPLE OF THIS EXACT TYPE KNOWN TO ME (THE OTHER BEING JACQUIER 34/541)

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PROBUS RIC 539 VAR. UNICUM !65 viewsOBVERSE: IMP PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: FELICIT TEMP
BUST TYPE: B = Radiate, cuirassed bust right
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: ζ/-//-
WEIGHT 3.71g / AXIS: 6h / DIAMETER: 21-22mm
MINT: Ticinum
RIC: 539 var. (IMP PROBVS P F AVG LEGEND UNLISTED)
COLLECTION NO. 937
NOTE: Extremely rare reverse type for Ticinum in combination with an atypical obverse legend for Ticinum (IMP PROBVS P F AVG instead of IMP C PROBVS P F AVG). Although RIC V.2 mentions such legend legend (4) under no. 334, no. 382 and no. 423, I have never seen these coins and suspect they may not exist at all. This coin is an UNICUM.
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PROBUS RIC 861 H2 BUST OFFICINA 165 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: SOLI INVICTO
BUST TYPE: H2 = radiate bust left in consular robe, holding eagle-tipped sceptre (scipio)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//KAA
WEIGHT 4.03g / AXIS: 1h
RIC: 861
COLLECTION NO. 1402

Note: Superbe strike and quality of details, especially on reverse. Virtually as struck and stunning!
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ALFOLDI 060.014 F5 BUST 64 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: ROMAE AETERNAE
BUST TYPE: F5 (BASTIEN'S CLASSIFICATION)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//XXIT
WEIGHT 3.70g / AXIS:12h / WIDTH 21-22mm
RIC 739 VAR. (F5 BUST UNLISTED)
ALFOLDI 060.014
COLLECTION NO. 465
NOTE: GORGONEION ON CUIRASS
VERY RARE
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PROBUS RIC 52563 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: SECVRIT PERP
BUST TYPE: H2
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: I/-//VIXXI
WEIGHT 3.51g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH 21-22mm
RIC: 525
COLLECTION NO. 787
THIS COIN IS PART OF THE CODED EQVITI SERIES (SECOND LETTER "I")
SCARCER VARIETY WITH THE LETTER "I" IN THE LEFT FIELD INSTEAD OF RIGHT FIELD
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PROBUS RIC 877 VAR. H BUST OFFICINA 163 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG (VIR-1)
BUST TYPE: H = radiate bust left in consular robe
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//KA•A•
WEIGHT 3.44g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH 21-23 mm
RIC 877 VAR. (H BUST UNLISTED)
COLLECTION NO. 1381

Ex S. Luethi collection

Rare bust type!

The only example of this exact type known to me!
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ALFOLDI 069.005 SISCIA PROBI AVG62 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: SISCIA PROBI AVG
BUST TYPE: B (BASTIEN'S CLASSIFICATION)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//XXIQ
WEIGHT 2.68g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH 20mm
RIC 765
ALFOLDI 069.005
COLLECTION NO. 368
NOTE: extremely rare variant in which Siscia is seated en face and is looking right
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ALFOLDI 065 / - (UNLISTED)62 viewsOBVERSE: IMP PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: SALVS AVG
BUST TYPE: E2 (BASTIEN'S CLASSIFICATION)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/V/-//XXI
WEIGHT 4.38g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH 21-22mm
RIC 748 VAR. (E2 BUST UNLISTED)
ALFOLDI 065 / - (UNLISTED)
COLLECTION NO. 389
VERY RARE
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ALFOLDI 057.07062 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: RESTITVT ORBIS
BUST TYPE: A = Radiate, cuirassed and draped bust right, seen from front
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: *//XXIT
WEIGHT 3.51g / AXIS: 12h
RIC 731
ALFOLDI 057.070 (3 EX.)
COLLECTION NO. 1404

NOTE: Rare bust type
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PROBUS RIC 880 E1 BUST VIR1 OFFICINA 4 IMP C M AVR PROBVS PIVS AVG 61 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS PIVS AVG
REVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
BUST TYPE: E1
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//KA•Î”•
WEIGHT 3.88g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH 22mm
RIC 880
COLLECTION NO. 1002
Ex S. Luethi's collection
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PROBUS RESTITVT ORBIS 4th EMMISSION 1st OFFICINA 61 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: RESTITVT ORBIS
BUST TYPE: A2 = Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from rear
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: A•//XXI
EMMISSION: 4
WEIGHT: 4,19 / AXIS:12h / DIAMETER: 21,5mm
MINT: 4th, unspecified oriental mint
RIC 925 (ANTIOCHIA)
COLLECTION NO. 1245

Attribution of this coin to the 4th unspecified oriental mint instead of Antiochia (as in RIC V.II) is based on the article by S. Estiot, "L’Empereur et l’usurpateur: un 4e atelier oriental sous Probus"; Studies in ancient coinage in honor of Anndrew Burnett, Spink, London, 2015.

Only 1 specimen of this type is cited in the above article. Apparently only the second known specimen (with dot after A)!

Provenance: EBAY auction / MONETA_AT / 312125409064 of 2018-05-14
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ALFOLDI 071 / - UNLISTED61 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: SOLI INVICTO (Spread quadriga)
BUST TYPE: E1 = radiate, cuirassed and helmeted bust left, holding spear and shield
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//XXIV
WEIGHT 2.80g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH 22mm
MINT: Siscia
RIC 776
ALFOLDI 071 / - (unlisted for officina V with E1 bust and long P F AVG legend); though this coin is apparently erroneously referenced by Alfoldi under no. 073.65 with. 1 ex. cited in Vienna from the Missong coll.)
COLLECTION NO. 1242

Provenanve: auction Soler Y Llach / Marti Hervera 1102 lot 2798

Only the second known example of this type in the world (the other being in Vienna collection)!
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PROBUS MPR 292 VAR. (UNLISTED IN MPR!)61 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P AVG
REVERSE: ROMAE AETERNAE (Roma seated in temple)
BUST TYPE: F5 = radiate, cuirassed bust left holding spear
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//R*ζ
WEIGHT 3.81g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH 22-23mm
MINT: Roma
RIC: 197 VAR. (UNLISTED WITH F5 BUST)
J.Guillemain, MPR: UNLISTED (cf. 292 VAR.)

Collection no. 1448

Extremely rare bust type for Rome!

Only the 2nd example of this exact type known to me (the other one was in Ph. Gysen coll. = ex Jacquier auction 45 lot 1496 = ex Italo Vecchi, London Auktion 5 (1997), 804)

Provenance: Solidus Numismatik Auction no. 46 lot no. 359
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PROBUS RIC 880 VAR. H2 BUST VIR-2 OFFICINA 2 60 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P AVG
REVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG (VIR-2)
BUST TYPE: H2 = Radiate bust left in consular robe, holding eagle-tipped sceptre (scipio)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//KAB•
WEIGHT 3.99g
RIC 880 VAR. (H2 BUST UNLISTED AND KAB• MINTMARK UNLISTED)
COLLECTION NO. 1213

NOTE: SCARCER VARIETY OF THE VIRTVS PROBI AVG LEGEND WHERE THE ENEMY'S LEGS ARE STRETCHED AND THERE IS NO EXERGUAL LINE (VIR-2 IN PH. GYSEN'S CLASSIFICATION).

Only 3rd example of this type known to me (the others being: Savoca ebay 22.11.2018 and Lanz 106 lot 719)
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PROBUS BASTIEN 211 59 viewsOBVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
REVERSE: TEMPOR FELICI
BUST TYPE: F1 = radiate, cuirassed bust left, holding spear and shield (decorated with Gorgoneion)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//I
WEIGHT 5.74g / AXIS: 6h / DIAMETER:21,5-23mm
MINT: Lugdunum
RIC:106
BASTIEN: 211 (6 ex. cited)
COLLECTION NO: 815

Note: very high weight: 5,74 g!

Note: All military busts from Lugdunum, including this F1 bust, (struck during the 5th emmission) are either scarce, rare or very rare and are always very desirable.

Provenance: dr Busso Peus auction 418 lot 1227 (November 2016)
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PROBUS RIC 849 VAR. PERPETVO IMP C PROBO P F AVG59 viewsOBVERSE: PERPETVO IMP C PROBO P F AVG
REVERSE: PROVIDEN DEOR
BUST TYPE: A2 = Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from back
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: */KAA
WEIGHT 3.94g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH 21-23mm
RIC 849 VAR. (OBVERSE LEGEND UNLISTED)
COLLECTION NO. 1147

Extremely rare and desirable obverse legend.

This is only the 5th specimen of this type in my Probus database
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ALFOLDI 041.06259 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P AVG
REVERSE: PAX AVG
BUST TYPE: F5 = Radiate, cuirassed bust left, holding spear
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//XXIV
WEIGHT 5.08g / AXIS: 12h
RIC 709 VAR. (UNLISTED WITH XXIV MINTMARK)
ALFOLDI 041.062 (1 EX.)
COLLECTION NO. 1401

Note: scarce bust type
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PROBUS RIC 333 A BUST58 viewsOBVERSE: IMP•C•PROBVS•P•F•AVG
REVERSE: CONCORD MILIT
BUST TYPE: A = radiate, cuirassed and draped bust right, seem from front
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//PXXT
WEIGHT 3.47g / AXIS: 12h / DIAMETER: 22 mm
RIC: 333
COLLECTION NO. 986

NOTE: rare bust type for Ticinum!

Provenance: ex famous Giovanni Dattari collection
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PROBUS RIC 912 CORR. OFFICINA 4 HORSEMAN AND ENEMY ON SHIELD58 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
BUST TYPE: E1 = Radiate, cuirassed and helmeted bust left, holding spear and shield (decorated with Emperor on horse trampling enemy)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: Q//XXIMC
WEIGHT 3.59g / AXIS: 12h / DIAMETER: 21mm
MINT: Cyzicus
RIC 912 CORR. [RIC erroneously cites Cohen 918 (consular bust), instead of Cohen 919 (helmeted, with shield and spear). In reality this reverse type only exists with the latter, military bust]
COLLECTION NO. 1037

Note: extremely rare and sought-after by collectors reverse type with Emperor on horse spearing knealing enemy (VIR-1 in Gysen's classification). This is by far the rarest and most interesting reverse type among the (limited) reverses struct at Cyzicus under Probus (though the same reverse type is quite common at Serdica).

This is only the 4th specimen from officina "Q" known to me (including all different variants of shield decorations)

Provenance: OBOLOS auction 7 lot 466
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PROBUS BASTIEN 20658 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: TEMPOR FELICI
BUST TYPE: E1= Radiate, cuirassed and helmeted bust left, holding spear and shield (decorated with emperor on horse)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//I
WEIGHT 3.38 g / AXIS: / DIAMETER:
MINT: Lugdunum
RIC: 103
BASTIEN: 206 (9 ex. cited)
COLLECTION NO: 1008

Note: All military busts from Lugdunum, including this beautiful E1 bust, (struck during the 5th emmission) are either scarce, rare or very rare and are always very desirable.

Provenance: London Coin Galleries auction 4 lot 21 (2017-06-01)
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ALFOLDI 015.00757 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: CLEMENTIA TEMP
BUST TYPE: A2
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: A//XXI
WEIGHT 4.02g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH: 21-22mm
RIC: 647 VAR.
ALFOLDI 015.007
COLLECTION NO. 840
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ALFOLDI 005.05456 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: ADVENTVS AVG
BUST TYPE: B
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//XXIP
WEIGHT 3.53g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH 23mm
RIC 625
ALFOLDI 005.054
COLLECTION NO. 552
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PROBUS RIC 393 VAR. F19 BUST56 viewsOBVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
REVERSE: PAX AVG
BUST TYPE: F19
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//PXXT
WEIGHT 3.08g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH 21-22mm
RIC: 393 VAR. (F19 BUST UNLISTED)
COLLECTION NO. 874
EX COLLECTION DATTARI
Note: only 4th specimen known to me (second is in M. Griffith's collection, third in U. Neumann's collection and fourth comes from GORNY&MOSCH auction 191 lot 2367)
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PROBUS RIC 862 VAR. H4 BUST OFFICINA 256 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: SOLI INVICTO
BUST TYPE: H4 = Radiate bust right in imperial mantle, holding eagle-tipped sceptre (scipio)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//KAB
WEIGHT 3.21g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH 20-21mm
RIC 862 VAR. (H4 BUST UNLISTED)
COLLECTION NO. 1175

Note: very rare and desirable bust type (much, much rarer than the common consular bust with scipio to left)
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PROBUS MPR 030 56 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: VIRTVS AVG
BUST TYPE: B (BASTIEN'S CLASSIFICATION)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//XXIζ
WEIGHT 3.77g / AXIS: 12h
RIC: 801 (SISCIA)
J.GUILLEMAIN, MONETAZIONE DI PROBO A ROMA (276-282 d.C.), 2009: 030 (70 EX.)
COLLECTION NO. 155
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PROBUS RIC 405 56 viewsOBVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
REVERSE: RESTITVTOR SECV[LI]
BUST TYPE: E1 = Radiate, cuirassed and helmeted bust left, holding spear and shield (decorated with Gorgoneion)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//PXXT
WEIGHT 3.45g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH: 22-24
RIC: 405
COLLECTION NO. 1285

Ex. Ph. Gysen collection

Extremely rare and desirable reverse type in combination with a beautiful military bust with shield decorated with Gorgoneion!

One of only 3 known specimens according to the article by Sylviane Estiot "Une campagne germanique de l’empereur Probus : l’atelier de Ticinum en 277-278"
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PROBUS MPR 359-360 (UNLISTED WITH VERTICAL CRESCENT)56 viewsOBVERSE: IMP PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: SOLI INVICTO
BUST TYPE: H2 = Radiate bust left in imperial mantle (toga picta and tunica palmata), holding eagle-tipped sceptre (scipio)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//R(Vertical crescent to left)B
WEIGHT 4.55g
RIC: 202 VAR. (UNLISTED WITH VERTICAL CRESCENT)
J.GUILLEMAIN, MPR: unlisted!
COLLECTION NO. 1398

NOTE: Only 3rd example known to me (the other being in Uwe Neumann and beastcoins collections respectively)

Very rare and desirable mintmark!

Ex Kunker auction no. 378 lot 1771 = ex Klaus Berthold = Ex BANK LEU (purchsaed in 1978)
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PROBUS RIC 862 VAR. H4 BUST OFFICINA 456 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: SOLI INVICTO
BUST TYPE: H4
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//KAΔ
WEIGHT 4.29g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH 22-23mm
RIC 862 VAR. (H4 BUST UNLISTED)
COLLECTION NO. 144
5th KNOWN SPECIMEN - INFORMATION FROM P.GYSEN+MY OWN DATABASE
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ALFOLDI 098.01655 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
BUST TYPE: H2 (BASTIEN'S CLASSIFICATION)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//XXIVI
WEIGHT 4.56g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH 21-22,5mm
RIC 818
ALFOLDI 098.016
COLLECTION NO. 148
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PROBUS RIC 497 VAR. 55 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: SALVS AVG
BUST TYPE: H2
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: V/-//TXXI
WEIGHT 3.38g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH 21-23mm
RIC: 497 VAR. (UNLISTED WITH THE LONG P F LEGEND)
COLLECTION NO. 580
THIS COIN IS PART OF THE CODED EQVITI SERIES ("V")
APPARENTLY ONLY THE 2ND SPECIMEN KNOWN IN THE WORLD (INFORMATION FROM P.GYSEN)
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PROBUS RIC 435 VICTORY FACING LEFT B BUST55 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: VIRTVS AVG
BUST TYPE: B = Radiate, cuirassed bust right
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//QXXT
WEIGHT 4.36g / AXIS: 11h / DIAMETER: 21mm
RIC: 435
COLLECTION NO. 1387
NOTE: VERY RARE VARIANT OF THIS POPULAR REVERSE TYPE IN WHICH VICTORY ON ROME'S HAND IS FACING LEFT INSTEAD OF RIGHT
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PROBUS BASTIEN 235 54 viewsOBVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
REVERSE: FIDES MILITVM
BUST TYPE: F6 = Radiate, cuirassed bust right, holding spear on right shoulder and shield in left hand, seen from inner side
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//III
WEIGHT 4.22g / AXIS 12h / DIAMETER: 22-23mm
Mint: Lugdunum
RIC: 81 VAR. (F6 bust unlisted)
BASTIEN: 235 (3 ex. listed)
COLLECTION NO: 303

NOTE: Spectacular, extremely rare and sought-after military bust type struck only at Lugdunum during the 5th emmission. A true gem and one of the highlights of my Probus collection!

7th known specimen in the world.

Provenance: CGB Auction Monnaies 43 lot 669
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PROBUS RIC 438 VAR. F19 BUST54 viewsOBVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI INVICTI AVG
REVERSE: VIRTVS AVG
BUST TYPE: F19
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//QXXT
WEIGHT 3.36g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH 21mm
RIC: 438 VAR. (F19 BUST UNLISTED)
COLLECTION NO. 452
RARE AND SOUGHT-AFTER BUST TYPE
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PROBUS RIC 437 VAR. I5 BUST 54 viewsOBVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
REVERSE: VIRTVS AVG
BUST TYPE: I5
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//QXXT
WEIGHT 3.52g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH 23-24mm
RIC: 437 VAR. (BUST I5 UNLISTED)
COLLECTION NO. 706
NOTE: EXTREMELY RARE AND SOUGHT-AFTER BUST TYPE !!!
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PROBUS RIC 880 B BUST OFFICINA 3 IMP C M AVR PROBVS PIVS AVG53 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS PIVS AVG
REVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
BUST TYPE: B
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//KA•Î“•
WEIGHT 3.91g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH 22mm
RIC 880
COLLECTION NO. 72
EX S.L. COLLECTION
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PROBUS RIC 884 VAR. BONO IMP PROBO INVICT AVG / PARMA SHIELD53 viewsOBVERSE: BONO IMP PROBO INVICT AVG
REVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
BUST TYPE: E1
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//KA•Î”•
WEIGHT 3.63g / AXIS: 11h / WIDTH 23mm
RIC 884 VAR. (UNLISTED WITH BONO IMP PROBO INVICT AVG LEGEND AND PARMA SHIELD)
COLLECTION NO. 78
6th KNOWN SPECIMEN - INFORMATION FROM P.GYSEN+MY OWN DATABASE
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AURELIAN RIC TEMP 251253 viewsOBVERSE: IMP AVRELIANVS AVG
REVERSE: RESTITVT(·)ORBIS
BUST TYPE: F9 = Radiate, cuirassed bust right, holding spear
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//A
MINT: UNSPECIFIED BALCANIC MINT
WEIGHT 3.69 g
RIC TEMP: 2512 (1 ex. cited only)

NOTE: extremely rare and sought-after bust type

Only second known specimen in the world!
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001 AUGUSTUS SIGNIS RECEPTIS 53 viewsEMPEROR: Augustus
DENOMINATION: Denarius
OBVERSE: CAESAR AVGVSTVS, Bare head of Augustus right
REVERSE: SIGNIS RECEPTIS, round shield inscribed CL V between aquila and standard; SPQR around shield
DATE: c19-18 BC
MINT: Colonia Patricia (Spain)
WEIGHT: 4.00 g
RIC: I.86a (C)
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PROBUS MPR 151 VAR. (GORGONEION ON SHIELD) 53 viewsOBVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
REVERSE: ROMAE AETERNAE
BUST TYPE: E1
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//RΔ
WEIGHT 3.61g / AXIS: 6h / DIAMETER: 21-22mm
RIC: 196
J.GUILLEMAIN, MONETAZIONE DI PROBO A ROMA (276-282 d.C.), 2009: 151 VAR. (UNLISTED WITH GORGONEION ON SHIELD) !
COLLECTION NO. 1023

NOTE: shield decorated with Gorgoneion (this type of decoration is extremely rare and desirable for Probus coins from Rome)
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PROBUS RIC 913 OFFICINA B PARMA SHIELD53 viewsOBVERSE: 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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ALFOLDI 037.00152 viewsOBVERSE: IMP PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: LAETITA AVG
BUST TYPE: A2 (BASTIEN) = Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from back
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//XXIV
WEIGHT 3.63g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH 21-21,5mm
RIC 698
ALFOLDI 037.001 (3 ex.)
COLLECTION NO. 1096
Note: Scarce and desirable reverse type for Siscia!
Ex S. Luethi collection
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ALFOLDI 099 / - UNLISTED IN ALFOLDI WITH E1 BUST UNICUM !52 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P AVG
REVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG (ADVENTVS SCENE - SIC!)
BUST TYPE: E1 = Radiate, cuirassed and helmeted bust left, holding spear and shield
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//XXIS
WEIGHT 2.95g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH: 22mm
MINT: Siscia
RIC: UNLISTED WITH THIS REVERSE TYPE FOR SISCIA
ALFOLDI 099 / - UNLISTED WITH E1 BUST AND XXIS MINTMARK
COLLECTION NO. 1038

NOTE: extremely rare reverse type for Siscia. Although this reverse type is listed in Alfoldi under no. 99, Alfoldi does not list a coin with this reverse and E1 bust neither with XXIS mintmark.

UNICUM!
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ALFOLDI 092.00552 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: VIRTVS AVGVSTI (Emperor on horse to right spearing enemy)
BUST TYPE: H2 = radiate bust left in consular robe, holding eagle-tipped sceptre (scipio)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//XXIE
WEIGHT: 4.07g / AXIS: 12h / DIAMETER: 22mm
MINT: Siscia
RIC 806
ALFOLDI 092.005 (2 ex. cited)
COLLECTION NO. 1259

Provenance: ex S. Luethi collection

Very rare and desirable reverse type. The variant with emperor on horse to RIGHT is much more common than the variant with emperor on horse to left (see also my coin no. 1260)

Only the 6th example of this type known to me
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PROBUS BASTIEN 15151 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: TEMPORVM FELICITAS
BUST TYPE: B = Radiate, cuirassed bust right
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//I
WEIGHT 4.43g / AXIS 12h / DIAMETER: 20-22mm
MINT: Lugdunum
RIC: 52
BASTIEN: 151 (15 ex. cited)
COLLECTION NO: 307

Provenance: purchased from CGB web shop in February 2016
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ALFOLDI 009 / ULISTED / PEGASUS ON SHIELD 51 viewsOBVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
REVERSE: ADVENTVS PROBI AVG
BUST TYPE: E1
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: Γ//XXI
WEIGHT 3.17g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH 20-21mm
RIC: 634
ALFOLDI 009 / - (UNLISTED WITH Γ//XXI MINTMARK)
COLLECTION NO. 817
VERY RARE
PEGASUS ON SHIELD
SAME OBVERSE DIE AS MY COIN NO. 767 (WITH --//KA IN EXERGUE)
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PROBUS MPR 097 GORGONEION ON SHIELD51 viewsOBVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
REVERSE: ROMAE AETERNAE
BUST TYPE: E1 = radiate, cuirassed and helmeted bust left, holding spear and shield
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//R
WEIGHT 2.85g / AXIS: 5h / DIAMETER: 21-24mm
RIC: 196
J.GUILLEMAIN, MONETAZIONE DI PROBO A ROMA (276-282 d.C.), 2009: 097 (only 1 ex. cited!)
COLLECTION NO. 1135

NOTE: shield decorated with Gorgoneion (this type of decoration is extremely rare and desirable for Probus coins from Rome)
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ALFOLDI 027 / - UNLISTED51 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: CONSERVAT AVG
BUST TYPE: H2 = Radiate bust left in consular robe, holding eagle-tipped sceptre (scipio)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//XXP
WEIGHT 3.80g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH 21-22mm
MINT: Siscia
RIC 670
ALFOLDI 027 / - UNLISTED
COLLECTION NO. 1391

Provenance: ex P. Kubiczek collection
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ALFOLDI 042/- (UNLISTED)50 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P AVG
REVERSE: PAX AVGVSTI
BUST TYPE: E1 (BASTIEN'S CLASSIFICATION)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//XXIVI
WEIGHT 2.88g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH 20-21mm
RIC 715 VAR. (MINTMARK XXIVI UNLISTED)
ALFOLDI 042/- (UNLISTED)
COLLECTION NO. 273
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ALFOLDI 084 / - UNLISTED IN ALFOLDI !!!50 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: SPES AVG
BUST TYPE: A2 (BASTIEN'S CLASSIFICATION)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/VI//XXI
WEIGHT 3.23g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH 21-22mm
RIC 786 VAR. (UNLISTED WITH A2 BUST)
ALFOLDI 084 / - (UNLISTED WITH A2 BUST)
COLLECTION NO. 1000
EXTREMELY RARE !!!
Ex S. Luethi's collection
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PROBUS RIC 837 VAR. E1 BUST OFFICINA 350 viewsOBVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
REVERSE: ADVENTVS PROBI AVG
BUST TYPE: E1 = Radiate, cuirassed bust left, holding spear and shield
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//KA•Î“•
WEIGHT 4.52g / AXIS: / WIDTH:
RIC: 837 VAR. (OFFICINA 3 UNLISTED)
COLLECTION NO. 1200
NOTE: Emperor on horse with soldiers in the background on shield
Only 3rd specimen of this type known to me.
Ex. Ph. Gysen collection; Ex. M. Vosper collection
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ALFOLDI 096.105 var. (UNLISTED) B1 BUST 49 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
BUST TYPE: B1 (BASTIEN'S CLASSIFICATION)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//XXIT
WEIGHT 3.12g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH 21mm
RIC 811
ALFOLDI 096/- (UNLISTED)
COLLECTION NO. 28
RARE BUST
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PROBUS RIC 40749 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: ROMAE AETER
BUST TYPE: A2
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//QXXT
WEIGHT 3.96g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH 24mm
RIC: 407
COLLECTION NO. 859
EX S.L. COLLECTION
VERY RARE AND DESIRABLE REVERSE TYPE!
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PROBUS RIC 376 E1 BUST PARMA SHIELD49 views OBVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
REVERSE: ERCVLI PACIF
BUST TYPE: E1 = Radiate, cuirassed and helmeted bust left, holding spear and shield
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//SXXT
WEIGHT 4.38g
MINT: Ticinum
RIC: 376
COLLECTION NO. 1009
NOTE: VERY RARE (ESPECIALLY FOR TICINUM) AND DESIRABLE BUST TYPE WITH SMALL, ROUND (PARMA) SHIELD !!!
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ALFOLDI 061.02249 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: ROMAE AETERNAE
BUST TYPE: E1 = Radiate, helmeted and cuirassed bust left, holding spear and shield
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//XXIP
WEIGHT 3.61g / AXIS: 6h
RIC 737
ALFOLDI 061.022 (3 EX.)
COLLECTION NO. 1397

Note: shield decorated with Pegasus
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PROBUS RIC 913 CMXXI 48 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
BUST TYPE: E1 = Radiate, cuirassed and helmeted bust left, holding spear and shield (decorated with emperor on horse)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//CMXXI
WEIGHT 4.04g / AXIS:6h / DIAMETER: 22-25mm
MINT: Cyzicus
RIC 913 VAR. (CMXXI mintmark unlisted)
COLLECTION NO. 833

Note: extremely rare. This is only the 3rd specimen of this type known to me!

Note: same obverse die as my coin no. 76 with CXXIM mintmark in exergue.
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