Aureus with side-by-side busts of Probus and Sol

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 281–282


Mint: Dacia, Serdica

Dimensions

Diameter: 21.5 mm. Weight: 7.08 gm. Die Axis: 5

Accession Number

64.53

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Probus, helmeted and cuirassed, to left, holding spear in right hand. Bust of Sol behind.
SOLCOM I SPROBIA VG
Reverse: Radiate, draped bust of Sol right.
SOLIINVICTO COMITIAVG

Provenance

By date unknown: H. C. Hoskier Collection; 1907: with Jacob Hirsch, Arcisstrasse 17, Munich (auction 20 [Hoskier collection], November 1907, no. 658); by date unknown: R. Jameson Collection; 1924: with Feuardent Freres, 4, rue Louvois, 4, Paris (auction of the Jameson collection, III, no. 467 [citing Vierordt sale, Amsterdam, 1923, no. 2484]); by 1958: with Leu and Co.'s Bank, Ltd., Bahnhofstrasse 32, Zurich, Switzerland; February 12, 1964: purchased by MFA from Leu & Co.'s Bank, Ltd.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour