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Sol and Captives Shield Design

356, Lot: 574. Estimate $200.
Sold for $120. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Probus. AD 276-282. Antoninianus (23mm, 3.94 g, 6h). Cyzicus mint. 2nd emission, AD 276-277. VIRTVS PR-OBI AVG, radiate, helmeted, and cuirassed bust left, holding spear over shoulder and shield decorated with Sol standing between two captives motif / ADVEN-TVS PROBI AVG, Probus riding horse left, holding scepter and raising hand; to left, bound captive seated left. RIC V 904; Pink VI/1, p. 31. Good VF, glossy brown surfaces. Very interesting shield design.