Roman bronze coin from Egypt in the name of Probus, 280-1
Roman bronze coin from Egypt, Probus, 280-1
This coin was struck in Alexandria in Egypt. It was minted during the reign of the Roman Emperor Probus (276-82) between the years 280 and 281. The obverse shows a bust of Probus wearing laurels and the inscription 'AK M AVR PROBOS SEB', a Hellenicisation of his Roman name and titles, the Lord Marcus Aurelius Probus Augustus (Sebastos). The reverse depicts an eagle holding a crown in its beak together with the letters 'L S', which served to indicate the mint.