A ROMAN ANTONINIANUS OF PROBUS SET IN A SILVER PENDANT

A ROMAN ANTONINIANUS OF PROBUS SET IN A SILVER PENDANT


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Reign of Marcus Aurelius Probus (276-282 A.D.)

OBVERSE: Radiate Probus facing right, IMP CM AVR PROBVS AVG

REVERSE: Probus standing right, clasping hands with Concordia standing left

Found in the Holy Land. In very good condition with very nice dark greenish patina .

23 mm diameter; 8.20g.

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Marcus Aurelius Probus (c. 232– 282 A.D.) was a Roman Emperor (276–282).A native of Sirmium (now Serbia), in Pannonia, at an early age he entered the army, where he distinguished himself under the Emperors Valerian, Aurelian and Tacitus. He was appointed governor of the East by Tacitus, at whose death he was immediately proclaimed his successor by the soldiers .

The reign of Probus was mainly spent in successful wars by which he re-established the security of all the frontiers. The most important of these operations were directed to clearing Gaul of German invaders (Franks, Longiones, Alamanni and Burgundians), allowing Probus to adopt the titles of Gothicus Maximus and Germanicus Maximus. One of his principles was never to allow the soldiers to be idle, and to employ them in time of peace on useful works, such as the planting of vineyards in Gaul, Pannonia and other districts, in order to restart the economy in these devastated lands.

The Antoninianus was a denomination of currency Initially introduced under the Emperor Caracalla in 215 A.D with the supposed the equivalent value in silver of 2 denarii. However, due to the financial crisis of the time its value was not actually equivalent.

In Roman religion, Concord (Latin: Concordia) was the goddess of agreement, understanding, and marital harmony. Her Greek version is Harmonia, and the Harmonians and some Discordians equate her with Aneris. Her opposite is Discordia (or the Greek Eris).The cult of Concordia Augusta ("Majestic Harmony") was of special importance to the imperial household. Dedicatory inscriptions to her, on behalf of emperors and members of the imperial family, were common.