AE Antoninianus. 3.8g 22mm
MINTED: Antioch mint, AD 280
REF: RIC 925; Sear 12021
OBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
REVERSE: RESTITVT ORBIS, Woman standing righht presenting wreath to emperor who is holding globe and sceptre; Є between, XXI in exergue.
Very Fine. Slight roughness but almost fully silvered.
Born in Sirmium (present-day Sremska Mitrovica in Serbia), Probus was a career soldier who rose to become the 47th Emperor of the Roman Empire. He spent much of his 6-year reign putting down usurpers and campaigning against the Goths, Alamanni, Vandals and other Germanic tribes. He successfully strengthened the Empire against its enemies, but was murdered in 282 by some of his own soldiers who were unhappy at being given the menial task of draining marshes.
PROBUS . AD 276-282 . Antoninianus . "RESTITVT ORBIS" . Silvered
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