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RIC Volume V, Part II - Probus: Rome Mint

Rome: RIC # 132 - 305

First Issue: Seven Officinae - Greek Letters


Probus, Antoninianus, 276, First Issue, First Emission, Rome, Officina 3
IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
Radiate, cuirassed bust right
AEQVITAS AVG
Aequitas standing facing, head left, scales in right hand, cornucopiae in left
G in right field
XXI in exergue
21mm x 23mm, 2.54g
RIC V, Part II, 150 (S)


Probus, Antoninianus, 276, First Issue, First Emission, Rome, Officina 7
IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
Radiate, cuirassed bust right
IOVI S_TATORI
Jupiter standing facing, head right, thunderbolt in left hand, scepter in right
XXIZ in exergue
20mm x 22mm, 3.82g
RIC V, Part II, 152 (S)


Probus, Antoninianus, 276, First Issue, First Emission, Rome, Officina 7
IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
Radiate, cuirassed bust right
IOVI S_TATORI
Jupiter standing facing, head right, thunderbolt in left hand, scepter in right
Z in right field
XXI in exergue
21mm x 24mm, 3.47g
RIC V, Part II, 152 (S)


Probus, Antoninianus, 276-282, First Issue, Rome, Officina 7
IMP PROB_VS P F AVG
Radiate, cuirassed bust right
ADVEN_TVS AVG
Emperor riding left, right hand raised, scepter in left, captive under hoof
R thunderbolt Z in exergue
22mm x 24mm, 3.81g
RIC V, Part II, 155 (C)

Note: Double struck and the cuirass is half ghosted with the VG repeated on it


Probus, Antoninianus, 281, Sixth Emission, Rome, Officina 6
IMP C PRO_BVS AVG
Radiate, cuirassed bust right
ADVEN_TVS AVG
Emperor riding left, right hand raised, scepter in left, captive under hoof
R thunderbolt V in exergue
21mm x 23mm, 3.26g
RIC V, Part II, 156 (--) (Unattested officina)
Ex Triton VIII, Lot 2079, January 2005; Ex Tony Hardy Collection


Probus, Antoninianus, 278, Third Emission, Rome, Officina 3
IMP PROB_VS AVG
Radiate, helmeted, cuirassed bust left, spear in right hand over shoulder, shield in left
ADVEN_TVS AVG
Emperor riding left, right hand raised, scepter in left, captive under hoof
R * G in exergue
21mm x 24mm, 3.03g
RIC V, Part II, 157 (C)


Probus, Antoninianus, 278, Third Emission, Rome, Officina 6
IMP PROB_VS AVG
Radiate, helmeted, cuirassed bust left, spear in right hand over shoulder, shield in left
ADVEN_TVS AVG
Emperor riding left, right hand raised, scepter in left, captive to left
R * V in exergue
21mm, 3.06g
RIC V, Part II, 157 (C)


Probus, Antoninianus, 278, Third Emission, Rome, Officina 7
IMP PROB_VS AVG
Radiate, cuirassed bust right
ADVEN_TVS AVG
Emperor riding left, right hand raised, scepter in left, captive under hoof
R * Z in exergue
21mm x 23mm, 4.96g
RIC V, Part II, 157 (C)


Probus, Antoninianus, 279, Fourth Emission, Rome, Officina 4
IMP PRO_BVS AVG
Radiate, cuirassed bust right
ADVEN_TVS AVG
Emperor riding left, right hand raised, scepter in left, captive under hoof
R crescent D in exergue
21mm x 22mm, 3.73g
RIC V, Part II, 157 (C)


Probus, Antoninianus, 279, Fourth Emission, Rome, Officina 6
IMP PRO_BVS AVG
Radiate, cuirassed bust right
ADVEN_TVS AVG
Emperor riding left, right hand raised, scepter in left, captive under hoof
R crescent V in exergue
23mm, 3.46g
RIC V, Part II, 157 (C)


Probus, Antoninianus, 279, Fourth Emission, Rome, Officina 7
IMP PRO_BVS AVG
Radiate, cuirassed bust right
ADVEN_TVS AVG
Emperor riding left, right hand raised, scepter in left, captive to left
R crescent Z in exergue
23mm x 24mm, 4.11g
RIC V, Part II, 157 (C)


Probus, Antoninianus, 279, Fourth Emission, Rome, Officina 7
IMP PRO_BVS AVG
Radiate, cuirassed bust right
ADVEN_TVS AVG
Emperor riding left, right hand raised, scepter in left, captive under hoof
R crescent Z in exergue
23mm x 24mm, 3.81g
RIC V, Part II, 157 (C)


Probus, Antoninianus, 279, Fourth Emission, Rome, Officina 3
IMP PRO_BVS AVG
Radiate, cuirassed bust right
ADVEN_TVS AVG
Emperor riding left, right hand raised, scepter in left, captive under hoof
R dot in crescent G in exergue
23mm x 24mm, 3.62g
RIC V, Part II, 157 (C)
Ex Vel Garnett Collection


Probus, Antoninianus, 279, Fourth Emission, Rome, Officina 7
IMP PRO_BVS AVG
Radiate, cuirassed bust right
ADVEN_TVS AVG
Emperor riding left, right hand raised, scepter in left, captive under hoof
R dot in crescent Z in exergue
22mm x 23mm, 4.07g
RIC V, Part II, 157 (C)


Probus, Antoninianus, 280, Fifth Emission, Rome, Officina 3
IMP PRO_BVS AVG
Radiate, helmeted, cuirassed bust left, spear in right hand over shoulder, shield in left
ADVEN_TVS AVG
Emperor riding left, right hand raised, scepter in left, captive under hoof
R wreath G in exergue
21mm x 22mm, 4.59g
RIC V, Part II, 157 (C)


Probus, Antoninianus, 281, Sixth Emission, Rome, Officina 7
PROBV_S P F AVG
Radiate, cuirassed bust right
ADVEN_TVS AVG
Emperor riding left, right hand raised, scepter in left, captive under hoof
R thunderbolt Z in exergue
20mm x 21mm, 2.88g
RIC V, Part II, 158 (C)


Probus, Antoninianus, 282, Seventh Emission, Rome, Officina 7
PROBV_S P F AVG
Radiate, cuirassed bust right
ADVEN_TVS AVG
Emperor riding left, right hand raised, scepter in left, captive under hoof
RIZ in exergue
20mm x 23mm, 4.27g
RIC V, Part II, 158 (C)

Note: This coin is part of the AEQVITI series and is the second I.


Probus, Antoninianus, 278, Third Emission, Rome, Officina 7
IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
Radiate, cuirassed bust right
ADVENTVS PROBI AVG
Emperor riding left, right hand raised, scepter in left, captive to left
R*Z in exergue
22mm x 23mm, 4.01g
RIC V, Part II, 160 (C)


Probus, Antoninianus, 278, Third Emission, Rome, Officina 6
IMP PROB_VS-AVG
Radiate, helmeted, cuirassed bust left, spear in right hand over shoulder, shield in left
ADVENTV_S-P_ROBI AVG
Emperor riding left, right hand raised, scepter in left, captive to left
R*V in exergue
24mm x 25mm, 3.58g
RIC V, Part II, 165 (C)


Probus, Antoninianus, 281, Sixth Emission, Rome, Officina 5
IMP PROB_VS P F AVG
Radiate, cuirassed bust right
FIDES M_ILITVM
Fides standing left, ensign in each hand
R thunderbolt E in exergue
22mm, 4.56g
RIC V, Part II, 169 (C)

Note: RIC incorrectly listed #169 with legend 8, but corrects it in corrigenda to legend 4.


Probus, Antoninianus, 281, Sixth Emission, Rome, Officina 5
IMP PROB_VS P F AVG
Radiate, cuirassed bust right
FIDES M_ILITVM
Fides standing left, ensign in each hand
R wreath E in exergue
21mm x 22mm, 4.79g
RIC V, Part II, 169 (C)

Note: RIC incorrectly listed #169 with legend 8, but corrects it in corrigenda to legend 4.


Probus, Antoninianus, 281, Sixth Emission, Rome, Officina 5
PROBV_S P F AVG
Radiate, cuirassed bust right
FIDES M_ILITVM
Fides standing left, ensign in each hand
R thunderbolt E in exergue
20mm x 21mm, 3.86g
RIC V, Part II, 170 (C)


Probus, Antoninianus, 282, Seventh Emission, Rome, Officina 5
PROBV_S P F AVG
Radiate, cuirassed bust right
FIDES M_ILITVM
Fides standing left, ensign in each hand
RIE in exergue
20mm x 21mm, 4.00g
RIC V, Part II, 170 (C)

Note: This coin is part of the AEQVITI series and is the first I.


Probus, Antoninianus, 276-282, Rome, Officina 2
IMP PROB_VS P F AVG
Radiate, cuirassed bust right
IOVI CONS-PROB AVG
Jupiter standing facing, head left, thunderbolt in right, long vertical scepter in left
R thunderbolt B in exergue
20mm x 23mm, 3.93g
RIC V, Part II, 173 (S)


Probus, Antoninianus, 276-282, Rome, Officina 2
IMP PRO_BVS AVG
Radiate, cuirassed bust right
IOVI CONS-PROB AVG
Jupiter standing facing, head left, thunderbolt in right, scepter in left
R wreath B in exergue
21mm x 23mm, 3.88g
RIC V, Part II, 174 (S)


Probus, Antoninianus, 276-282, Rome, Officina 2
PROBV_S P F AVG
Radiate, cuirassed bust right
IOVI CON_S PROB AVG
Jupiter standing facing, head left, thunderbolt in right, scepter in left
R thunderbolt / B B in exergue
20mm x 23mm, 3.11g
RIC V, Part II, 175 variant
Ex eBay auction, November 2003

Note: Variant for exergual mark as there should not be any marks under the thunderbolt. At first, it appeared as though the B under the thunderbolt was caused by a die problem or something, but when the coin arrived, the letter B was evident.


Probus, Antoninianus, 276-282, Rome, Officina 4
IMP PROB_VS P F AVG
Radiate bust left in imperial mantle, eagle-tipped scepter in left hand
ROMAE-AETER
Roma seated facing in hexastyle temple, Victory in right hand, scepter in left
R thunderbolt D in exergue
21mm x 22mm, 3.59g
RIC V, Part II, 183 (--) (Unattested officina)


Probus, Antoninianus, 278, Third Emission, Rome, Officina 1
IMP PRO_BVS AVG
Radiate, cuirassed bust right
ROMAE-AETER
Roma seated facing in hexastyle temple, Victory in right hand, scepter in left
R * A in exergue
24mm x 26mm, 3.15g
RIC V, Part II, 185 (C)


Probus, Antoninianus, 278, Third Emission, Rome, Officina 5
IMP PRO_BVS AVG
Radiate, cuirassed bust right
ROMAE-AETER
Roma seated facing in hexastyle temple, Victory in right hand, scepter in left
R * E in exergue
21mm x 23mm, 4.79g
RIC V, Part II, 185 (C)


Probus, Antoninianus, 278, Third Emission, Rome, Officina 5
IMP PRO_BVS AVG
Radiate bust left in imperial mantle, eagle-tipped scepter in left hand
ROMAE-AETER
Roma seated facing in hexastyle temple, Victory in right hand, scepter in left
R * E in exergue
23mm x 25mm, 3.65g
RIC V, Part II, 185 (C)


Probus, Antoninianus, 279, Fourth Emission, Rome, Officina 2
IMP PRO_BVS AVG
Radiate bust left in imperial mantle, eagle-tipped scepter in left hand
ROMAE-AETER
Roma seated facing in hexastyle temple, Victory in right hand, scepter in left
R dot in crescent B in exergue
21mm x 23mm, 3.48g
RIC V, Part II, 185 (C)
Ex Jean Elsen, Auction 85, Lot 370, September 2005


Probus, Antoninianus, 280, Fifth Emission, Rome, Officina 5
IMP PRO_BVS AVG
Radiate bust left in imperial mantle, eagle-tipped scepter in left hand
ROMAE-AETER
Roma seated facing in hexastyle temple, Victory in right hand, scepter in left
R wreath e in exergue
22mm x 24mm, 4.14g
RIC V, Part II, 185 (C)


Probus, Antoninianus, 279, Fourth Emission, Rome, Officina 3
IMP PROB_VS-AVG
Radiate, helmeted, cuirassed bust left, spear over shoulder in right hand, shield in left
ROMAE-AETER
Roma seated facing in hexastyle temple, Victory in right hand, scepter in left
R wreath G in exergue
23mm x 26mm, 2.88g
RIC V, Part II, 186 (C)


Probus, Antoninianus, 276-282, Rome, Officina 4
PROBV_S P F AVG
Radiate bust left in imperial mantle, eagle-tipped scepter in left hand
ROMAE-AETER
Roma seated facing in hexastyle temple, Victory in right hand, scepter in left
R thunderbolt D in exergue
21mm x 23mm, 3.28g
RIC V, Part II, 187 (C)


Probus, Antoninianus, 276-282, Rome, Officina 4
PROBV_S P F AVG
Radiate bust left in imperial mantle, eagle-tipped scepter in left hand
ROMAE-AETER
Roma seated facing in hexastyle temple, Victory in right hand, scepter in left
RVD in exergue
22mm x 24mm, 3.69g
RIC V, Part II, 187 (--) (Unattested officina)

Note: This coin is part of the AEQVITI series from Rome, being the V.


Probus, Antoninianus, 277, Second Emission, Rome
IM_P C M AVR PROBVS AVG
Radiate, cuirassed bust right, spear in left over left shoulder
ROMAE A_ETERNAE
Roma seated facing in hexastyle temple, Victory in right hand, scepter in left
R in exergue
21mm x 23mm, 3.30g
RIC V, Part II, 191 (S)
Ex Nemesis Coins, VCoins, January 2005


Probus, Antoninianus, 277, Second Emission, Rome, Officina 3
IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
Radiate, cuirassed bust right, spear in left hand over left shoulder
ROMAE AE_TE_RNAE
Roma seated facing in hexastyle temple, Victory in right hand, scepter in left
RG in exergue
23mm x 25mm, 3.30g
RIC V, Part II, 191 (--) (Unattested officina)
Ex Triton VIII, Lot 2079, January 2005; Ex Tony Hardy Collection


Probus, Antoninianus, 278, Third Emission, Rome, Officina 1
IMP C PRO_BVS AVG
Radiate, helmeted, cuirassed bust left, spear in right, shield decorated with dot pattern in left
ROMAE AETERNAE
Roma seated facing in hexastyle temple, Victory in right hand, scepter in left
R * A in exergue
23mm x 25mm, 3.38g
RIC V, Part II, 194 (--) (Unattested officina)


Probus, Antoninianus, 276-282, Rome, Officina 3
IMP PROB_VS P F AVG
Radiate bust left in imperial mantle, scepter surmounted by eagle in right hand
SOLI-IN_VIC_TO
Sol in quadriga left, right hand raised, globe and whip in left
R thunderbolt G in exergue
20mm x 21mm, 2.84g
RIC V, Part II, 200 (S)


Probus, Antoninianus, 278, Third Emission, Rome, Officina 2
IMP PRO_BVS AVG
Radiate bust left in imperial mantle, eagle-tipped scepter in right hand
SOLI-I_NVIC_TO
Sol in quadriga left, right hand raised, globe and whip in left
R * B in exergue
24mm x 26mm, 4.74g
RIC V, Part II, 202 (C)


Probus, Antoninianus, 279?, Fourth Emission?, Rome, Officina 2
IMP PRO_BVS AVG
Radiate bust left in imperial mantle, holding eagle-tipped scepter
SO_LI INVI_CTO
Sol in quadriga galloping left, right hand raised, whip in left
R vertical left crescent B in exergue
22mm x 23mm, 3.46g
RIC V, Part II, -- (cf. RIC 202 for type)
Ex Gantcho Zagorski, Yahoo auction, April 2004

Note: Vertical crescent left and right not attested in RIC. For an example of the vertical crescent facing right, see GK's Probus site for RIC V, 157


Probus, Antoninianus, 281, Sixth Emission, Rome, Officina 3
PROBV_S P F AVG
Radiate bust left in imperial mantle, eagle-tipped scepter in right hand
SOL_I-INVIC_TO
Sol in quadriga left, right hand raised, globe and whip in left
R thunderbolt G in exergue
21mm x 23mm, 3.71g
RIC V, Part II, 203 (C)


Probus, Antoninianus, 281, Sixth Emission, Rome, Officina 3
PROBV_S P F AVG
Radiate bust left in imperial mantle, eagle-tipped scepter in right hand
SOLI-INVIC_TO
Sol in quadriga left, right hand raised, globe and whip in left
R thunderbolt G in exergue
21mm x 23mm, 4.19g
RIC V, Part II, 203 (C)


Probus, Antoninianus, 277, Second Emission, Rome
IM_P C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
Radiate bust left in imperial mantle, eagle-tipped scepter in right hand
S_O_LI I_N_VICT_O
Sol facing in spread quadriga, right hand raised, globe and whip in left
R in exergue
22mm x 23mm, 4.43g
RIC V, Part II, 204 (C)

Consignor notes: Sharp EF, near full silvering, no trace of wear.


Probus, Antoninianus, 278, Third Emission, Rome, Officina 2
IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
Radiate bust left in imperial mantle, eagle-tipped scepter in right hand
SO_L_I I_N_VIC_TO
Sol in spread quadriga, right hand raised, globe and whip in left
R * B in exergue
22mm x 23mm, 3.73g
RIC V, Part II, 204 (C)


Probus, Antoninianus, 278, Third Emission, Rome, Officina 2
IMP PRO_BVS AVG
Radiate bust left in imperial mantle, eagle-tipped scepter in right hand
SO_LI IN_VIC_T_O
Sol in spread quadriga, right hand raised, globe and whip in left
R * B in exergue
22mm x 23mm, 3.32g
RIC V, Part II, 207 (C)


Probus, Antoninianus, 280, Fifth Emission, Rome, Officina 6
IMP PROB_VS P F AVG
Radiate, cuirassed bust right
VICTO_RIA AVG
Victory advancing left, wreath in right hand, trophy in left
R wreath V in exergue
22mm x 24mm, 3.94g
RIC V, Part II, 213 (C)


Probus, Antoninianus, Rome, Officina 6
IMP PRO_BVS AVG
Radiate, helmeted, cuirassed bust left, spear in left hand, shield decorated with outer ring of dots and inner section of decorative swirl circles
VICTO_RIA AVG
Victory advancing left, wreath in right hand, trophy in left
R wreath V in exergue
20mm x 22mm, 4.07g
RIC V, Part II, 214 (C)


Probus, Antoninianus, 281, Sixth Emission, Rome, Officina 6
PROBV_S P F AVG
Radiate, cuirassed bust right
VICTO_RIA AVG
Victory advancing left, wreath in right hand, trophy in left
R thunderbolt V in exergue
20mm x 22mm, 4.42g
RIC V, Part II, 215 (C)


Probus, Antoninianus, 278, Third Emission, Rome, Officina 7
IMP PRO_BVS AVG
Radiate, cuirassed bust right
VICTOR_IA GERM
Victory advancing right, wreath upward in right hand, trophy in left hand over shoulder, captive bound at left on ground and looking left, captive at right on ground looking right and gesturing with right hand
R * Z in exergue
21mm x 24mm, 3.25g
RIC V, Part II, 219 (R)


Probus, Antoninianus, 280, Fifth Emission, Rome, Officina 1
IMP PROB_VS P F AVG
Radiate, cuirassed bust right
VICTOR_IA GERM
Trophy between two captives
R wreath A in exergue
20mm x 21mm, 3.00g
RIC V, Part II, 220 (C)


Probus, Antoninianus, 281, Sixth Emission, Rome, Officina 1
IMP PROB_VS P F AVG
Radiate, cuirassed bust right
VICTOR_IA GERM
Trophy between two captives
R thunderbolt A in exergue
21mm x 22mm, 3.79g
RIC V, Part II, 220 (C)


Probus, Antoninianus, 276-282, Rome, Officina 1
IMP PRO_BVS AVG
Radiate, cuirassed bust right
VICTOR_IA GERM
Trophy between two captives
R*A in exergue
22mm x 23mm, 3.58g
RIC V, Part II, 222 (C)


Probus, Antoninianus, 276-282, Rome, Officina 1
IMP PRO_BVS AVG
Radiate, cuirassed bust right
VICTOR_IA GERM
Trophy between two captives
R wreath A in exergue
20mm x 23mm, 3.64g
RIC V, Part II, 222 (C)


Probus, Antoninianus, 276-282, Rome, Officina 1
IMP PRO_BVS AVG
Radiate, cuirassed bust right
VICTOR_IA GERM
Trophy between two captives
R crescent A in exergue
22mm x 24mm, 4.30g
RIC V, Part II, 222 (C)


Probus, Antoninianus, 281, Sixth Emission, Rome, Officina 1
PROBV_S P F AVG
Radiate, cuirassed bust right
VICTOR_IA GERM
Trophy between two captives
R thunderbolt A in exergue
20mm x 21mm, 4.44g
RIC V, Part II, 223 (C)


Probus, Antoninianus, Rome, Officina 2
IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
Radiate bust left in imperial mantle, scepter surmounted by eagle in right hand
VIRTVS-AVG
Soldier standing left, right hand resting on shield, spear in left
RB in exergue
21mm x 23mm, 2.75g
RIC V, Part II, --
Ex Lucie Courcy, eBay, May 2006

Notes from Grzegorz Kryszczuk, May 9, 2006: "RIC unlisted, fitting between 228 & 229. If RIC were consistent with its classification scheme, the coin could be seen as a variant of 234, with a short reverse legend."


Probus, Antoninianus, Rome, Officina 5
IMP PRO_BVS AVG
Radiate bust left in imperial mantle, scepter surmounted by eagle in right hand
VIRTV_S AVG
Soldier standing left, right hand resting on shield, spear in left
R * E in exergue
22mm x 24mm, 3.75g
RIC V, Part II, --
Ex Triton VIII, Lot 2079, January 2005; Ex Tony Hardy Collection

Note: RIC only lists this reverse with VIRTVS AVGVSTI for this obverse legend and exergual mark


Probus, Antoninianus, 277, Second Emission, Rome, Officina 2
IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
Radiate, bust left in imperial mantle, scepter surmounted by eagle in right hand
VIRTVS AV_GVSTI
Soldier standing left, right hand resting on shield, spear in left
RB in exergue
22mm x 23mm, 3.25g
RIC V, Part II, 234 (C)


Probus, Antoninianus, 277, Second Emission, Rome, Officina 1
IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from front
VIRTVS AVGV_STI
Emperor standing left, scepter in left hand, crowning trophy with right hand, captive to left
R in exergue
21mm x 23mm, 3.36g
RIC V, Part II, -- (cf. RIC 243, but unattested with this bust type)
Ex G's Ancient Coins, VCoins, February 2005