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Probus, Summer 276 - September 282 A.D.
In 278, Probus defeated the Alamanni, expelled the Franks from Gaul, reorganized the defenses on the Rhine, resettled the Germanic tribes in the devastated provinces of the Roman Empire, and adopted the titles of Gothicus Maximus and Germanicus Maximus.
RA76279. Silvered antoninianus
, Pink VI-1
, p. 63; RIC V-2
376 (S) var. (cuirass
); Cohen VI
283 var. (same); Hunter IV
131 var. (same, and obv legend
); SRCV III
11984 (same), Choice aEF, fantastic heroic bust, some mint luster, most silvering remains
, light corrosion, 5th officina
(Pavia, Italy) mint, weight
3.341g, maximum diameter
22.8mm, die axis
, 4 emission, 278 A.D.; obverse VIRTVS PROBI AVG
(the valor of Emperor Probus
), radiate bust
left from behind, spear left in right hand, back bare but for balteus
over right shoulder and rectangular Aegis shield
with square corner in on left shoulder; reverse
HERCVLI PACIF (to Hercules
the pacifier), Hercules
standing left, raising branch in extended right, club and Nemean Lion
skin in left, VXXT
; very rare
Catalog current as of Thursday, May 23, 2019.
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