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Aureus with bust of Probus

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Obverse: bust of Probus, facing left, laureate and cuirassed, wearing mantle, holding eagle-tipped scepter in right hand. IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG Reverse: Hercules standing, nude, carrying the Erymanthian boar over his left shoulder. HERCVLI ERY MANTHIO


By date unknown: with Classical Numismatic Group, Inc. and Freeman & Sear (Triton III, The New York Marriott World Trade Center, New York, November 30-December 1, 1999, lot 1168); 1999-2007: Barry R. Feirstein Collection, New York; 2007: with Numismatica Ars Classica, Niederdorfstrasse 43, CH - 8025 Zürich (The Barry Feirstein Collection of Ancient Coins, Part I, Auction 39, Hotel Baur au Lac, Talstrasse 1, 8022 Zürich, May 16, 2007, lot 169); purchased at NAC 39 on behalf of MFA by Harlan J. Berk, Ltd., 31 North Clark Street, Chicago, Illinois 60602; June 27, 2007: purchased by MFA from Harlan J. Berk, Ltd.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 276–282



Catalogue Raisonné

Highlights: Classical Art (MFA), p. 078.


Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 5.98 gm. Die Axis: 12

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins