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Home > Catalog > |Roman Coins| > |Recovery of the Empire| > |Probus| > RA35030
Probus, Summer 276 - September 282 A.D.
Ticinum mint EQVITI series II - click EQVITI to read the NumisWiki article, Coins of Probus with Coded Markings of EQVITI Embedded in the mint mark. The letter I in the reverse field is the fourth letter of the codeword EQVITI. The letter Q in the exergue indicates this coin was struck by the fourth officina (mint workshop). The letters of the word EQVITI are coded in the mint marks of coins from all the officinae of the mint, with the specific letters of the codeword assigned to each officina in order corresponding with their officina numbers. This codeword probably refers to cavalry. It may be AEQVITI truncated because there were only six officinae in operation.
RA35030. Billon antoninianus, RIC V-2 508; Hunter IV 148; Pink VI-1, p. 66, em. 8; Cohen VI 352; SRCV III -, Choice aEF, 4th officina, Ticinum (Pavia, Italy) mint, weight 3.538g, maximum diameter 22.2mm, die axis 180o, 280 A.D.; obverse IMP C PROBVS AVG, radiate mantled bust left, eagle-tipped scepter in right; reverse MARTI PACIF (to Mars the peacemaker), Mars advancing left, holding olive-branch, shield and spear, I left, QXXI in exergue; full circles centering; SOLD

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