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Probus Antoninianus

Probus Antoninianus, Emperor AD 276-282, minted at Antioch, RIC 922, 19 mm, 3.72 gms, Obverse:  radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Probus facing right, IMP C M AVR PROBVS PF AVG, Reverse:  Probus standing right, receiving Victory perched on a globe from Jupiter, who is holding his long scepter, CLEMENTIA TEMP, B dot in field between them, XXI in exergue, just nothing short of a gorgeous coin (if I may indulge myself), well struck and centered with a razor sharp and stunning portrait of Probus, detailed emperor and Jupiter on the reverse, and full and clear legends on both sides, very light attractive toning over the silvering, with lots of luster showing through, a superb example in my opinion of this issue for Probus, and graded Superb EF by the numismatist/dealer from whom I purchased it, Asking price:  $335 includes priority shipping and insurance in the U.S., registered to other countries (please see shipping information page)

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Probus Antoninianus

Probus Antoninianus, Emperor AD 276-282, minted at Siscia, RIC 726, 24 mm, Obverse:  radiate and cuirassed bust of Probus facing right, IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG, Reverse:  Providentia standing left, holding a baton in her right hand and cradling a cornucopia in her left arm, a globe at her feet, PROVIDENTIA AVG, XXI (?) in exergue, a lovely coin with sandy toning, great portrait of Probus, detailed reverse with a strange phenomenon I’m not sure I can attribute a cause to (forgive that sentence):  perhaps a movement of the die at at least the twelve o’clock position and perhaps also at around six o’clock, the face of Providentia clearly there but the E in the legend showing some sort of movement (any technical insights appreciated here!), a very attractive coin graded EF for the obverse and VF+ for the obverse from the numismatist/dealer from whom I purchased it, Asking price:  $80 includes priority shipping and insurance in the U.S., registered to other countries (see shipping information page)

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Probus Antoninianus

Probus Antoninianus, Emperor AD 276-282, struck at Rome AD 281, RIC 213, RSC 744, 21 mm, Obverse:  radiate and cuirassed bust of Probus facing right, IMP PROBVS PF AVG, Reverse:  Victory advancing left, holding a wreath in her right hand and a trophy in her left, VICTORIA AVG, a lovely coin with sandy toning with original soil still adhering, great portrait graded EF+ by the numismatist/dealer from whom I purchased it and VF+ for a detailed reverse, full and clear legends on both sides, a very attractive coin with its deserty toning, Asking price:  $49 includes priority shipping and insurance in the U.S., registered to other countries (see shipping information page)

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Probus Antoninianus

Probus Antoninianus, Emperor AD 276-282, struck at Rome, RIC 214, 21.5 mm, 3.77 gms, Obverse:  radiate, helmeted, and cuirassed bust of Probus facing left, holding a spear over his shoulder with his right hand and a shield in his left, IMP PROBVS AVG, Reverse:  Victory advancing left, holding her wreath and a trophy, VICTORIA AVG, R (thunderbolt) Gamma in exergue, an attractive coin with dark toning, a clear portrait and reverse and full and clear legends on both sides, well centered, Asking price:  $42 includes priority shipping and insurance, registered to other countries (see shipping information page)

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Probus Antoninianus

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Probus Antoninianus, Emperor AD 276-282, minted at Serdica, RIC 851 variety, 23.1 mm, 3.61 gms, Obverse:  radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Probus facing right, IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG, Reverse:  Probus standing left, holding a long scepter and accepting a wreath from Orbis Terrarum, RESTITVT ORBIS, a star in field between them, KA(pellet)Gamma in exergue, silvered coin with beautiful golden toning, superb portrait of Probus, detailed Probus and Orbis Terrarum and devices on the reverse, full and clear legends on both sides, a well struck and centered coin graded Choice EF by the numismatist/dealer from whom I purchased it and who remarks of it:  “This obverse legend is not listed in RIC with this reverse type.”  A lovely, lovely coin struck on a broad flan, Asking price:  $215 includes priority shipping and insurance, registered to other countries (please see shipping information page)

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Probus Antoninianus

000_4770.jpg000_4767.jpg000_4771.jpg000_4766.jpgProbus Antoninianus, Emperor AD 276-282, minted at Serdica AD 277, RIC 845, RSC 472,  4.41 gms, Obverse:  radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Probus facing right, IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG, Reverse:  Providentia (Fides?) standing right, holding two standards, facing Sol standing left with his right hand raised and holding a globe in his upraised left palm, a star between them, KA (Gamma) in exergue, PROVIDEN DEOR, very lustrous coin, superb portrait of Probus, detailed Providentia and Sol and devices on the reverse, full and clear legends on both sides, a beautiful coin that is well struck and centered, Asking price:  $145 includes priority shipping and insurance, registered to other countries (please see shipping information page)

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Probus Antoninianus

000_4753.jpg000_4751.jpg000_4755.jpg000_4750.jpgProbus Antoninianus, Emperor AD 276-282, minted at Siscia (?), RIC 670 (?) 22.5 mm, 3.85 gms, Obverse:  radiate and cuirassed (mantled) bust of Probus facing left, holding an eagle tipped scepter in his right hand, IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG, Reverse:  Sol standing half-right, his head turned left, holding a globe in his upraised left palm and raising his right hand, CONSERVAT AVG, P in lower right field, XXI in exergue, a well struck and centered coin with a splendid and sharp portrait of Probus, detailed Sol on the reverse, full and clear legends on both sides, graded Choice About Extremely Fine by the numismatist/dealer from whom I purchased it and who remarks of it:  “Nicely toned silvering, great Sol.”  A beautiful coin that my photography is not doing justice to, Asking price:  $230 includes priority shipping and insurance, registered to other countries (please see shipping information page)

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Probus Antoninianus

000_4667.jpg000_4665.jpg000_4669.jpg000_4662.jpgProbus Antoninianus, Emperor AD 276-282, minted at Cyzicus, RIC 907, Obverse:  radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Probus facing right, IMP C M AVR PROBVS PF AVG, Reverse:  Victory standing right, holding a palm branch, presenting a wreath to Probus standing left with outstretched right hand and holding a spear in his left arm, CONCORDIA MILITVM, XXIMC in exergue, mintmark P between the two figures, lustrous coin with very light toning, great bull necked portrait of Probus, detailed Victory and Probus and devices on the reverse, full and clear legends on both sides, graded Nice VF by the numismatist/dealer from whom I purchased it, a beautiful coin with a superb portrait especially, Asking price:  $132 includes priority shipping and insurance, registered to other countries (please see shipping information page)

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Probus Antoninianus

000_4590.jpg000_4593.jpg000_4589.jpg000_4595.jpgProbus Antoninianus, Emperor AD 276-282, struck at Cyzicus, RIC 911-C,  22 mm, 4.62 gms, Obverse:  radiate bust of Probus facing left, wearing his imperial mantle, holding a scepter surmounted by an eagle, IMP C M AVR PROBVS PF AVG, Reverse:  Sol facing, his head turned left, raising his right hand and holding a whip and a globe in his left, driving a spread quadriga, SOLI INVICTO, CM below, XXIV in exergue, a beautiful and sharp coin, and I can do no better than quote the numismatist/dealer from whom I purchased it:  “A choice specimen that is well centered and struck with deep brown toning.  Attractive.”  Graded by him as Near EF.  My photography doesn’t do the coin full justice!  Asking price:  $140 includes priority shipping and insurance, registered to other countries (please see shipping information page)

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Probus Antoninianus

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