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   View Categories Home > Catalog > |Roman Coins| > |Recovery of the Empire| > |Probus| > RL94824
Probus, Summer 276 - September 282 A.D.
|Probus|, |Probus,| |Summer| |276| |-| |September| |282| |A.D.|, A sum of Greek numerals E (5) and ∆ (4) is used to indicate the 9th officina in order to avoid using Θ (9). Because they sound alike, theta (Θ) was associated with Thanatos, the daemon personification of death. Theta was used as a warning symbol of death, in the same way that skull and crossbones are used in modern times. It survives on potsherds used by Athenians voting for the death penalty. Also, after a funeral "Nine Days of Sorrow," were solemnly observed by the family.
RL94824. Billon antoninianus, Hunter IV 339 (also 9th officina); RIC V-2 925C; Cohen VI 509; Pink VI, 2nd emission, p. 40; SRCV III 12021, VF, well centered, earthen deposits, porosity, reverse die wear, 9th officina, Antioch (Antakya, Turkey) mint, weight 3.860g, maximum diameter 21.0mm, die axis 0o, 280 A.D.; obverse IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right; reverse RESTITVT ORBIS (to the restorer of the world), woman on left, standing right, presenting wreath to Probus; Probus on right, standing left, globe in right hand, long scepter vertical in left hand, E∆ in center, XXI in exergue; from the Ray Nouri Collection; $50.00 SALE |PRICE| $40.00




  







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