UNCERTAIN GERMANIC TRIBES, Pseudo-Imperial coinage. Late 3rd-early 4th centuries. 'Aureus' (Subaeratus, 20 mm, 1.73 g, 7 h), 'Plated Group'. Imitating Probus, 276-282. D[...]OZIIMLIII O Helmeted and cuirassed bust of Probus to left, holding spear over his right shoulder. Rev. [...]ZII II O И=HO Roma, helmeted, seated left on throne, holding wreath (or stylized Victory?) in her right hand and spear in her left; between throne and spear, Ƨ. Edge chipping and some breaks in plating, otherwise, good very fine.
From the Aurum Barbarorum Collection.
This lovely piece combines the military bust of Probus from lots 2401 and 2403-2405 above with the reverse of lot 2410. The latter is carefully reproduced down to the annulets on Roma's chest and the mirrored Ƨ between the throne and the spear. Were it not for the edge chipping, we would likely also find a decorative zigzag line in the exergue.
|Price realized||340 CHF|
|Starting price||160 CHF|