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Probus, Summer 276 - September 282 A.D.
Adventus reverse types commemorate the emperor's arrival at Rome, either at the commencement of his reign or on his return from a distance. They may also refer to his arrival in some other city or province of the empire. At their accession, emperors were not conveyed in a chariot nor in any other vehicle, but went on horseback or on foot when they made their first public entry into the capital of the Roman world.
RA76334. Billon antoninianus
, RIC V-2
904 (S); Cohen VI
69; Pink VI-1
, p. 43; Hunter IV
311 var. (1st officina
); cf. SRCV III
mint, etc.), gVF, green patina
with some silvering
remaining, 2nd officina
, Cyzicus (Kapu Dagh, Turkey) mint, weight
4.393g, maximum diameter
23.0mm, 2nd emission, end 276 - beginning 277 A.D.; obverse VIRTVS PROBI AVG
(the valor of Emperor Probus
, helmeted, and cuirassed bust
left, spear in right hand over right shoulder, oval shield
decorated with charging horseman on left arm; reverse ADVENTVS
PROBI AVG (the arrival of Emperor Probus
on horseback left, raising right hand in salute, long scepter
in left hand, horses' right foreleg raised over bound captive seated left, B in exergue
Catalog current as of Wednesday, May 22, 2019.
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