Probus, Æ Quinarius, German Victory reverse, Rare!
Æ Silvered Quinarius; 19mm/2.1gm Struck ca. 281-282 AD
Con/ Partially cleaned; as presented, Good Very Fine; after appropriate cleaning, about Extremely Fine for the issue
Obv/ IMP PROBVS P F AVG; laureate, cuirassed bust right with Aegis on the cuirass
Rev/ VICTORIA GERM; Victory proceeding left, flanked by two bound captives, holding wreath and trophy
Ref/ RIC Vol Vb 272 var.
Seller's Note/ Probus quinarius (a small coin valued at half a denarius) are very rare and seldom presented to the public for sale. As per posting there are no examples of this issue presented on WildWinds nor V-Coins. In fact, RIC does not list this issue with the VICTORIA GERM reverse, only with the VICTORIA GER variety. Rare? You tell me.