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View Categories Home > Catalog > Roman Coins > Recovery of the Empire > Probus > RB64526Probus, Summer 276 - September 282 A.D. In 280, Julius Saturninus, the governor of Syria, was made emperor by his troops. Probus besiege him at Apamea, where he was captured and executed. Proculus started a rebellion at Lugdunum (Lyon, France) and he proclaimed himself emperor. Before the end of the year, Probus suppressed the revolt and Proculus was executed.
RB64526. Silveredantoninianus, Alföldi Siscia V type 96, 171; RIC V-2 810 var. (eagle topped scepter not noted), Choice gVF, 1st officina, Siscia (Sisak, Croatia) mint, weight 3.285g, maximum diameter 21.7mm, die axis 315o, emission 7, 280 A.D.; obverseIMP CM AVR PROBVS P F AVG, radiatebust left in imperial mantle, eagle-tipped scepter in right; reverseVIRTVS PROBI AVG (the valor of Emperor Probus), Mars walking right, nude but for helmet and cloak flying behind, transverse spear in right hand, trophy over shoulder in left, P lower right, XXI in exergue; rare; $80.00
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