At our Auction 9 – Collection of Probus coins
At the Auction 9, which will be held in just one week, it will be possible to buy coins from one of the best collections of Probus coins again. It will be the third edition of the coins from this collection!
We have already written about this collection, but we would like to remind you that it is an amazing collection, consisting of extremely rare variants, including some known only from single copies! In addition, most of them are in unusual mint or near-mint condition, and single items in worse condition usually have a very good provenance or are known only from a few items.
Let’s start with one of the decorations for the section from the upcoming event.
- Roman Empire, Probus, Antoninian Lugdunum – ILLUSTRATED TEMPOR FELICIT
A very rare type of bust with a hand in a gesture of greeting. Illustrated in Bastien’s supplement. Only 3 copies of this variety are known. The coin from the illustrious collection of P. Gysen.
- Roman Empire, Probus, Antoninian Serdika – VIRTVS PROBI AVG
A wonderful piece of art with great details, full silvering.
A very rare variation of the legend with the title PERPETVO. Probus was the only Roman emperor to use this title where only a similar title dictator perpetuo was used by Julius Caesar in 44 BCE.
One of the four known copies. The coin from the illustrious collection of P. Gysen.
- Roman Empire, Probus, Antoninian Siscia – RESTIT ILVRICI
A nice copy of a very rare and sought-after issue.
One of the rarest reverse sides in the entire Probus coinage.
- Roman Empire, Probus, Antoninian Siscia – ROMAE AETERNAE
A beautiful piece with amazing details, especially the temple of Roma!
A very rare variety with an Attic helmet and a gorgoneion on the shield.
- Roman Empire, Probus, Antoninian Ticinum – CONSERVAT AVG
Quite rare, typologically interesting and sought-after reverse. Only 3 known copies.
- Roman Empire, Probus, Antoninian Serdika – SOLI INVICTO rarity
A very rare and sought-after type of consular bust in which the emperor does not hold an eagle scepter (scipio). Beautiful patina and amazing details!
Last listing of this type: Paul Francis Jacquier auction 48 lot 476 (price 600 euro + auction fees)
- Roman Empire, Probus, Antoninian Lugdunum – a rarity TEMPOR FELICI
A very rare type of bust. An exquisite piece with beautiful details and full silver plating.
- Roman Empire, Probus, Antoninian Siscia – P M TR P COS P P
A beautiful piece with a very well-preserved silver plating.
The type was minted only in Rome and Siscia, however, the Sisca emissions are definitely rarer on the auction market.
- Roman Empire, Probus, Antoninian Siscia – the rarity of the she-wolf ORIGINI AVG
A very rare and sought-after type of reverse with a classic Roman motif, depicting a she-wolf feeding Romulus and Remus, but with a very unusual ORIGINI AVG inscription, which is unique in the entire Roman coinage. This reverse either emphasizes Probus’s close relationship with Siscia (where the coin was minted), or perhaps Probus’s noble, ancestral, Roman origin for propaganda purposes (in fact, Probus came from low social strata).
- Roman Empire, Probus, Antoninian Siscia – VIRTVS AVGVSTI
A very nice copy of the rare antoninian with the legend VIRTVS AVGVSTI.
Of course, this is only a small part of this collection, and the whole thing is available for viewing on the Onebid platform! We invite you to register and submit limits!