Aureus with bust of Probus

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 280


Mint: Serdica

Dimensions

Diameter: 22 mm. Weight: 7.20 gm.

Accession Number

00.303

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Probus to left, wearing armor and crested helmet, carrying a spear over his right shoulder (his right hand showing) with a shield covering his left shoulder.
IMP C M AVR PROBVS P AVG
Reverse: Victory driving a quadriga to left, holding out a wreath in front of her, and a palm-branch in her left hand.
VICTORIAE AVG

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; March 1900: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund