Probus snack

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  1. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    Waiting for this one to arrive ...

    Probus SOLI INVICTO quadriga antoninianus Serdica.jpg
    Probus, AD 276-282.
    Roman billon antoninianus, 4.15 g, 22.05 mm, 6 h.
    Serdica, 4th officina, 4th emission, AD 277.
    Obv: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG, radiate bust, left, in imperial mantle, holding eagle-tipped scepter.
    Rev: SOLI INVICTO, Sol, in spread quadriga, raising right hand and holding whip in left hand; -/-//KAΔ.
    Refs: RIC 861 H; RCV 12040 var. (bust).

    Let's see your recent low-cost impulse purchases (snacks), or coins of Probus, Sol Invictus, or anything you feel is relevant!
     
    Last edited: Apr 2, 2021
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  3. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

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    Probus (276 - 282 A.D.)
    Æ(S) Antoninianus
    A: IMP CM AVR PROBVS PF AVG, radiate bust in imperial mantle l., holding eagle-tipped sceptre.
    R: SOLI INVICTO / CM / XXIT, radiate Sol in spread quadriga, hand risen, holding whip.
    22mm
    3.8g
    Cyzicus, A.D. 280, 3rd officina
    RIC Vb Cyzicus 911
     
  4. Claudius_Gothicus

    Claudius_Gothicus Well-Known Member

    Nice! I have one with the same exact reverse type from the same mint, but with different bust type and officina marks:
    IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG - SOLI INVICTO.jpg
    Probus (276-282), Antoninianus, Serdica mint, 1st officina.
    Obverse: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG, radiate and cuirassed bust right, seen from the front;
    Reverse: SOLI INVICTO, Sol in spread quadriga, holding globe in left hand and raising right hand. KA(dot)A(dot) in exergue;
    RIC 861

    I am also waiting for this one, which I won for the starting bid at last month's Naville Auction - I feel like it was a good deal. It suffered from some delays, but it should arrive in a couple of days:
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    Probus (276-282), Antoninianus, Lugdunum mint, 4th officina.
    Obverse: IMP C PROBVS P F AVG, radiate and cuirassed bust right, seen from the front;
    Reverse: PA-X A-VG, Pax standing left, holding palm branch in right hand and transverse sceptre in left hand. IIII in exergue;
    RIC 91
     
  5. Andres2

    Andres2 Well-Known Member

  6. ominus1

    ominus1 Supporter! Supporter

    ...lQQks yummy RC :)..kool reverse
     
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  7. Inspector43

    Inspector43 73 Year Collector Supporter

    Here is one with very heavy silvering.
    Probus with silver.jpg
     
  8. ambr0zie

    ambr0zie Dacian Taraboste

    Nice snack, high level of proteins and low calories (as in - nice conservation!)

    I have a Probus snack, on a previous auction I bought the coins I was interested in but noticed a decent Probus with no bids and took it with the start price (10 EUR)

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    Probus AD 276-282. Antioch Antoninianus Æ 22 mm., 2,86 g. C
    RIC V Probus 922
    Date Range: AD 276 - AD 282
    Obverse Legend: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
    Type: Bust of Probus, radiate, draped, cuirassed, right
    Reverse Legend: CLEMENTIA TEMP
    Type: Probus, standing right, holding sceptre, receiving Victory set on globe from Jupiter, standing left, holding sceptre
    MintMark: A//XXI
     
  9. Inspector43

    Inspector43 73 Year Collector Supporter

    Here is a Probus RIC V2 Cyzicus 911 Mint XXIP
    Probus 911 Obv.jpg Probus 911 Rev.jpg
     
  10. Ryro

    Ryro They call me the 13th Caesar Supporter

    Great Probeanalus!
    Mine was a snack as well, but a much needed upgrade for such a critical ruler:
    Screenshot_20201124-075715_PicCollage-removebg-preview.png

    ... and a more recent, coinesque, snack of my own, since you opened the door.
    I sure think it's Roma and from the republic. But London has it as possibly Mars (I assume due to the helmet style):
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    Roman Bronze Decorative Element, c. 1st century BC - 1st century AD (21mm, 1.32g). Helmeted bust of Mars(?) r. Holed and chipped
    Ex London ancient coins LTD 2020
     
  11. Inspector43

    Inspector43 73 Year Collector Supporter

    Here is a Probus with the Thunderbolt in the Mint Mark. All of mine were found in uncleaned lots.
    Probus R thunderbolt Z Obv.jpg Probus R thunderbolt Z Rev.jpg
     
  12. Inspector43

    Inspector43 73 Year Collector Supporter

    Perhaps I need an education, what do you mean by "snack"?
     
  13. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

     
  14. Inspector43

    Inspector43 73 Year Collector Supporter

    Thanks. Then I sort of violated the thread. All of my ancients were found in uncleaned lots and were unrecognizable until I started to clean them. I apologize.
     
  15. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    That's just your way of snacking! It's all good.
     
  16. Marsyas Mike

    Marsyas Mike Well-Known Member

    My whole collection is a series of snacks.

    I'm glad you posted this, RC. Last year I got two RIC 861 - or I think that is what they are. The array of bust types baffles me. Whatever they are, at $1.15 each (from an eBay lot) they do qualify as snacks...

    Probus - Ant. Chariot RIC 861 KAA July 2020 (0).jpg
    Probus Æ Antoninianus
    (276-282 A.D.)
    Serdica Mint

    IMP C M AVR PROBVS P AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right / SOLI INVICTO, Sol in galloping quadriga facing, holding whip. Mintmark: KAA
    RIC V 861 var. (P not PF obv.)
    (4.08 grams / 23 x 21 mm)
    eBay July 2020 Lot @ $1.15


    Probus - Ant. Chariot RIC 861 KAD July 2020 (0).jpg
    Probus Æ Antoninianus
    (276-282 A.D.)
    Serdica Mint

    IMP C M AVR PROBVS P (no F) AVG, radiate and cuirassed bust right / SOLI INVICTO, Sol in galloping quadriga facing. Mintmark: KA•Δ
    RIC V 861 var. (P not PF obv.)
    (3.50 grams / 22 mm)
    eBay July 2020 Lot @ $1.15
     
  17. zumbly

    zumbly Ha'ina 'ia mai ana ka puana Supporter

    Nice snack! I've always wanted one of these with the facing quadriga but for some reason have never managed to buy one.

    I did recently pick up on impulse a Probus SOLI INVICTO, but it was certainly no snack (for me anyway). I can't wait for it to arrive and will post it then. For now, here's my first Probus, one with the quadriga going left.

    Probus - Ant Sol Quadriga ex Phil Davis 042 new.jpg PROBUS
    AE Antoninianus. 3.31g, 22mm. Rome mint, circa AD 276-282. RIC 202; Cohen 644. O: IMP PROBVS AVG, Bust radiate left, almost half-length, seen from front, wearing consular robes and holding eagle-tipped scepter. R: SOLI INVICTO, Sol raising right hand and holding globe and whip in left, in quadriga of horses leaping left; in exergue, crescent flanked by R and B (officina 2).
    Ex Phillip Davis Collection
     
  18. octavius

    octavius Well-Known Member

    Two Antoniniani of Probus ... Victoria Germ. and an Adventus...

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  19. Severus Alexander

    Severus Alexander Blame my mother. Supporter

    Probus with the "Invictus" on the obverse:
    probus inv.jpg

    My two latest snacks are an example of the last AE3/centenionalis issued in the east:
    1692619_1613147186.jpg

    and I got a kick out of this overstrike:
    1692840_1613147416.jpg
    Should I have put this one in the "funny hats" thread? :D
     
  20. gogili1977

    gogili1977 Well-Known Member

  21. Sulla80

    Sulla80 one coin at a time Supporter

    @Roman Collector, most of my impulses have been running 1000 years later where there are more snacks available ("low price" less challenging). This one a recent favorite for ~15€ all in.
    Polonnaruwa Sahassa Malla.jpg Sri Lanka (Ceylon) Native coinage, Sahassa Malla, AD 1200-1202
    Obv: Sahassa Malla (or the god Rama) standing front, head to right, smelling on a lotus flower held in his left hand; in field to right, five pellets above lotus flower; in field to left, altar.
    Rev: SRIMA SAHASA MALLA (in Brahmi) Hanuman leaping across the straits to Sri Lanka to rescue Sita or Sahassa Malla seated front, head to right, holding uncertain object in his left hand.
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