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MPR 231
OBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: VIRTVS AVGVSTI (Virtvs dressed as amazon, with one breast nude, holding sceptre and leaning on shield)
BUST TYPE: H2 = radiate bust left in imperial mantle, holding eagle-tipped sceptre (scipio); eagle holding wreath!
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//RE
WEIGHT 3.97g / AXIS: 5h / WIDTH 23mm
RIC: 235 VAR. (UNLISTED WITH H2 BUST AND RE MINTMARK)
J.GUILLEMAIN, MONETAZIONE DI PROBO A ROMA (276-282 d.C.), 2009: 231 (1 EX.)
LíATELIER DE ROME AU DEBUT DU REGNE DE PROBUS (276-277). CORPUS ET DOCUMENTS INEDITS, 2006, S. ESTIOT, P.GYSEN: 6 ex.
COLLECTION NO. 1425

Ex Ph. Gysen collection

Extremely rare and unpublished variant of this otherwise very popular (for Probus) consular bust type, where the eagle on the sceptre is holding a wreath in its beak (typically the eagle is not holding anything).
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