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Probus, 276-282 AD c 278 AD
Antoninianus
Tacitus had appointed Probus governor of the East. Florianus, Tacitus’ half-brother succeeded Tacitus in 276 after his death without Roman Senatorial consensus. The two rival emperors met in battle in Cilicia. Although Florianus outnumbered Probus the later was a more experienced general. After Probus secured victory Florianus was put to death by his own troops. Obverse radiate, helmeted, and cuirassed Probus holding spear and shield IMP PRO-BVS AVG. Reverse Roma seated in a Hexastyle temple holding Victory and scepter, R (star) Γ ROMAE AE-TERNAE.
Mint: Rome
Provenance: Private acquisition *

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