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Probus - Lugdunum - FIDES MILITVM


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It has been over two months since I added a coin to my Probus collection. This one has just arrived.

Probus Antoninianus

Obv:- IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG, Radiate, cuirassed bust right, with spear (gorgeinon on chest)
Rev:- FIDES MILITVM, Fides standing left, holding two ensigns
Minted in Lugdunum, //III. Emission 5. Officina 3. End A. D. 277 to Early A.D. 278
References : RIC -, Cohen -, Bastien 230 (1 ex.). Bastien Suppl. II increases the example count to 3. This example makes it 4.

A nice obverse but a worn reverse die. Almost fully silvered.


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The type is certainly very rare (mine is the coin from the famous Philippe Gysen collection), but I guess a few more may still be around. The same goes for this one here below, of which only 6 coins are said to be known:



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Fantastic collection!

I have these other coins with the TEMPOR FELICIT reverse:

The first coin is in spectacular condition. Fully silvered and sharp on a large flan - a feast for the eye of any "condition crank" like me.




This coin is in great condition as well. It has a very pleasing dark patina an has been minted from fresh dies.




This coin with the emperor raising his hand is very rare and only the third exemplar known.



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