Left-facing Probus

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Roman Collector, Feb 17, 2018.

  1. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    An interesting collection would be the various bust types of Probus. Some of them are quite hard to come by, however.

    This one is one of my favorite Probus bust types. Show off your Probus coins! The more of the various bust types, the merrier!

    Probus ROMAE AETER Antoninianus.jpg
    Probus, AD 276-282
    Roman billon antoninianus; 3.79 g, 22.1 mm
    Rome, AD 277-280
    Obv: IMP PROBVS P F AVG, radiate bust right in consular robe, eagle tipped scepter in right hand
    Rev: ROMAE AETER, temple, statue of Roma seated facing inside; in exergue, R * A
    Refs: RIC 183; Cohen 533; RCV 12027 var.
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  3. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member

    I recognize four types of Probus busts:



    ...and expensive ones I can't afford.
  4. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    I think Doug used to collect Probus. Or maybe it was Martin. I'm gettin' old so don't fault me too much. Here are just a few of the ones I have both left and right facing. Probus 6.jpg Probus 3.jpg Probus 5 a.jpg Probus 4.jpg
  5. Victor_Clark

    Victor_Clark Date Nolite Rogare

  6. TheRed

    TheRed Supporter! Supporter

    If I ever dive into Roman coins with anything more than passing interest it would be the coins of Probus. So far I have a few of his coins. These two are my favorites.
  7. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member

    That was Martin. I never specialized in Probus but I adopted quite a few when they were easy to get cheap 20 years ago.

    Another military:

    Not as plain:

    Consular with 'special' CONSIII legend:

    If you want a challenge, show me a military or consular bust right or a plain bust left.

    For those with a lot more money than I, there is the military bust with horsehead:
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  8. Johnnie Black

    Johnnie Black Neither Gentleman Nor Scholar Supporter

    Wow, that 2nd coin is tremendous. I must have it and am prepared to give you a mere fraction of what you paid for it. It’s a good deal do not overlook it. :)
  9. chrsmat71

    chrsmat71 I LIKE TURTLES! Supporter

    I've got severl Probi, here's a Probus ROMAE AETER match with your new coin RC!

    probus (2).jpg
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  10. Ancient Aussie

    Ancient Aussie Supporter! Supporter

    I'm not sure what bust type my one would be, maybe the Doug category of "not as plain" :D
    217020 (2).jpg
    Probus AD 276-282. Rome
    Antoninianus Æ silvered

    23mm., 4,96g.

    IMP PROBVS AVG, radiate and cuirassed bust right, with Medusa on breastplate / ROMAE AETER, hexastyle temple within which statue of Roma holding Victory or Palladium and sceptre, in exergue, R crescent Γ.

    good very fine

    RIC 185; C. 530; Venèra 1401-1418
  11. ominus1

    ominus1 Well-Known Member

    i've been looking and bidding on him but he's quite a popular fella right now it seems..so he's yet to grace my collection.
  12. 7Calbrey

    7Calbrey Well-Known Member

    The first has " Restitut Orbis " on reverse, while the second has " Clementia " there.
    Have no idea if they are scarce now ? Probs O.jpg Probs R.jpg Probus Cl O.jpg Probus Cle.jpg
  13. ancient coin hunter

    ancient coin hunter in hoc signo vinces

  14. gogili1977

    gogili1977 Well-Known Member

    Some from my collection:
    112-03A.jpg 112-03B.jpg
    112-04A.jpg 112-04B.jpg
    112-06A.jpg 112-06B.jpg
    112-08A.jpg 112-08B.jpg
    112-18A.jpg 112-18B.jpg
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  16. Alegandron

    Alegandron "ΤΩΙ ΚΡΑΤΙΣΤΩΙ..." ΜΕΓΑΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ, June 323 BCE Supporter

    Great @Roman Collector ... I remembered that I liked my Probus, but now disappointed it is not sinister! Besides, I now see that @TheRed 's coin proves that the HORSE on these coins are not separated starting at the withers through the girth like MINE is! :)

    I keep wondering if the head and forelegs are just going to WALK AWAY!

    RI Probus 276-282 CE Ant 21mm captive on ground Riding Horse.jpg
    RI Probus 276-282 CE Ant 21mm captive on ground Riding Horse
  17. Andres2

    Andres2 Well-Known Member

    Great Probus thread !

    I add some more, 2 common ones and my favourite one the quadriga sol:

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  18. TheRed

    TheRed Supporter! Supporter

    As the Norse god Loki is my witness I swear I bought the coin for $2,000 from highrating_lowprice, and am willing to sell it for 25% of the price I paid.
  19. Andres2

    Andres2 Well-Known Member

    Remember this one ?

    probus giveaway.jpg

  20. maridvnvm

    maridvnvm Well-Known Member

  21. Roma

    Roma Member

    This is the bust I love mostly, Hope to get one soon.
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