JavaScript seems to be disabled in your browser.

You must have JavaScript enabled in your browser to utilize the functionality of this website. Click here for instructions on enabling javascript in your browser.

Ave!

Probus, Æ antoninianus, Siscia mint, Rare Lion reverse.

Con/ Uncleaned

Obv/ IMP C PROBVS PF AVG; radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right.

Rev/ PM TRI P COS III PP; radiate lion walking right, thunderbolt in its jaws.

Siscia Mint, XXIQ in exergue

Ref/ Cohen 457 var (bust type); Alföldi 47-1, rated rare. (German auction. Sold for 140 Euros.)

Seller's Note/ We rarely, if ever, cherry pick our uncleaned coins, but the reverse caught my eye as we'd never seen such for a Probus issue. This issue IS NOT listed in RIC with the radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right, hence the Alföldi 47-1 attribution. It's rare, kids, trust me. For cleaning, DW water soaks and time consuming scraping with a dull-bladed scalpel or metal dental tool. Not for shoemakers, please. If you have the time and skill, this will be a gem in your Probus book.