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Sale: Triton V, Lot: 2120. Estimate $1000. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 16 January 2002. 
Sold For $1200. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

PROBUS. 276-282 AD. Æ 28mm Medallion or Pattern (10.57 gm). PROBV-S P F AVG, laureate and cuirassed bust right / FIDES MILITV[M], fides standing facing, head left, holding military standard in each hand. Gnecchi pl. 157, 8 (this medallion); Toynbee pg. 35, note 76 (this medallion). VF, brown patina. Extremely rare, only three examples known. ($1000)

From the Robert Schonwalter Collection. Ex Joel Malter Auction 1 (9-11 November 1973), lot 414; Thomas Olive Mabbott Collection, pt. 2 (Hans M.F. Shulman, 27-29 October 1969), lot 4810; Bucharest Museum Collection.

According to Toynbee, this appears to be a trial strike or pattern of a unique gold medallion (Gnecchi pl. 3, 17).