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RIC Volume V, Part II - Probus: Serdica Mint
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Serdica: RIC 823-889


Probus, Antoninianus, Serdica, Third Emission, Officina 4
VIRTVS PR_OBI-AVG
Helmeted, radiate, cuirassed bust left, spear in right hand over shoulder, shield decorated with emperor on horseback galloping right and row of soldiers to front, in left hand
ADVEN_TV . S PROBI AVG
Emperor riding left, right hand raised, scepter in left, captive before
Q in exergue
25mm, 3.10g
RIC V, Part II, 837 variant
Ex Nemesis Coins, VCoins, April 2005

Note from GK on April 19, 2005: This is a rare variant of RIC 837, from Serdica's very scarce Latin marked 3rd emission. Pink only lists P, S, T and the unmarked donativum coins. The officina Q coins are the scarcest, hence they didn't appear in Pink.


Probus, Antoninianus, Serdica, Officina 3
IMP C M AVR PROBVS P AVG
Helmeted, radiate, cuirassed bust left, spear in right hand over shoulder, shield in left hand
CLEMENTIA T_EMP
Emperor standing right, eagle-tipped scepter in left hand, receiving globe from Jupiter standing left, scepter in left hand
* in lower middle field
KA . G . in exergue
22mm x 23mm, 3.93g
RIC V, Part II, 839 variant

Note: Variant for exergual mark - officina 3 not attested in RIC and expected exergual mark is KAD without pellets


Probus, Antoninianus, 276-282, Serdica, Officina 1
IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
Radiate, cuirassed, draped bust right seen from behind
PRO_VIDEN D_EOR
Providentia standing facing at left, head right, standard in each hand, Sol, radiate, nude but for chlamys over left shoulder, standing facing at right, head left, right hand raised, globe in left
* in lower middle field
KAA in exergue
22mm x 23mm, 4.42g
RIC V, Part II, 845 (C)


Probus, Antoninianus, 276, Second Emission, Serdica, Officina 2
IMP C PROBVS P AVG
Radiate, cuirassed, draped bust right seen from behind
RESTITVT OR_BIS
Emperor standing left, scepter in left hand, receiving wreath from Victory standing right
* in lower middle field
KAB in exergue
22mm x 25mm, 4.11g
RIC V, Part II, 855 variant

Note: Not attested in RIC for exergue mark without pellets


Probus, Antoninianus, Serdica, Officina 2
IMP C PROBVS INVICTVS AVG
Radiate, cuirassed, draped bust right seen from behind
RESTITVT OR_BIS
Emperor standing left, scepter in left hand, receiving wreath from Victory standing right
* in lower middle field
KAB in exergue
23mm x 24mm, 3.70g
RIC Part II, --


Probus, Antoninianus, 280 (Pink)/281 (Gysen), Fifth Emission, Serdica, Officina 4
IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F INVICT AVG
Radiate, cuirassed, draped bust right seen from behind
RESTITVTOR ORBIS
Emperor standing right, scepter in left hand, receiving globe from Jupiter standing left, scepter in left hand
MS in lower middle field
KAD in exergue
24mm, 3.13g
RIC V, Part II, 858 (--) (Unattested officina)


Probus, Antoninianus, 280, Fifth Emission, Serdica, Officina 1
IMP C M AVR PROBVS INVICT AVG
Radiate, cuirassed bust right
RESTITVTOR-ORBIS
Emperor standing right, scepter in left hand, receiving globe from Jupiter standing left, scepter in left hand
MS in lower middle field
KAA in exergue
22mm, 3.11g
RIC V, Part II, --; Pink, p. 46[34]


Probus, Antoninianus, 276-282, Serdica, Officina 2
IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
S_O_LI INVICT_O
Sol in split quadriga, horses have all legs showing
KAB in exergue
23mm x 24mm, 4.22g
RIC V, Part II, 861 (C)


Probus, Antoninianus, 277 (Pink)/280-281 (Gysen), Fourth Emission, Serdica, Officina 4
IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
Radiate, cuirassed bust right
S_OLI INVICTO
Sol in split quadriga, horses have all legs showing
KA . D . in exergue
22mm x 24mm, 4.08g
RIC V, Part II, 861 variant (Not attested in RIC with pellet after officina mark)
Ex Gantcho Zagorski, Yahoo auction, April 2004


Probus, Antoninianus, 277 (Pink), 280-281 (Gysen), Serdica, Fourth Emission, Officina 3
IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
Radiate, mantled bust right, scepter surmounted by eagle in right hand
S_OL_I INVICTO
Sol in split quadriga, horses have all legs showing
KA . G . in exergue
21mm x 23mm, 3.16g
RIC V, Part II, 861 variant (unattested bust type)
Ex Civitas Galleries, Central States Show-Chicago, April 2008


Probus, Antoninianus, 277 (Pink)/280-281 (Gysen), Fourth Emission, Serdica, Officina 2
IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
Helmeted, radiate, cuirassed bust left, spear in right, buckler style shield in left
S_O_LI INVICTO
Sol in split quadriga, horses have all legs showing
KAB in exergue
22mm x 25mm, 3.18g
RIC V, Part II, 862 (C)


Probus, Antoninianus, 277 (Pink)/280-281 (Gysen), Fourth Emission, Serdica, Officina 2
IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
Radiate bust left in imperial mantle, holding scepter surmounted by eagle
SO_L_I I_N_VIC_T_O
Sol in split quadriga, horses have all legs showing
KA . B . in exergue
23mm x 25mm, 4.60g
RIC V, Part II, 862 (C)


Probus, Antoninianus, 277 (Pink)/280-281 (Gysen), Fourth Emission, Serdica, Officina 2
IMP C M AVR PROBVS P AVG
Radiate bust left in imperial mantle, holding scepter surmounted by eagle
SOL_I I_N_VIC_T_O
Sol in split quadriga, horses have all legs showing
KAB in exergue
22mm x 24mm, 5.02g
RIC V, Part II, 864 variant

Note: Not attested in RIC without pellets in the exergue


Probus, Antoninianus, 277 (Pink)/280-281 (Gysen), Fourth Emission, Serdica, Officina 2
IMP C M AVR PROBVS PIVS AVG
Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
S_O_LI INVICTO
Sol in split quadriga, horses have all legs showing
KAB in exergue
23mm x 24mm, 3.21g
RIC V, Part II, 865 (--) (Unattested officina)


Probus, Antoninianus, 277 (Pink)/280-281 (Gysen), Fourth Emission, Serdica, Officina 4
IMP C M AVR PROBVS PIVS AVG
Radiate, cuirassed bust right
S_O_LI I_N_VICT_O
Sol in split quadriga, horses have all legs showing
KA . D . in exergue
23mm x 24mm, 4.30g
RIC V, Part II, 865 variant (Variant for bust type and exergual mark - not attested for radiate/cuirassed bust and expected exergual mark is KA . G .)
Ex Nemesis Coins, VCoins, August 2003


Probus, Antoninianus, 277 (Pink)/280-281 (Gysen), Fourth Emission, Serdica, Officina 1
IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
Radiate, cuirassed bust right
VIRTVS PROBI AVG
Emperor galloping on horseback right, spearing enemy whose shield lies beneath horse
KA . A . in exergue
23mm x 24mm, 3.90g
RIC V, Part II, 877 (--) (Unattested officina)


Probus, Antoninianus, 277 (Pink)/280-281 (Gysen), Fourth Emission, Serdica, Officina 3
IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
Radiate, cuirassed bust right
VIRTVS PROBI AVG
Emperor galloping on horseback right, spearing enemy whose shield lies beneath horse
KA . G . in exergue
22mm x 24mm, 4.15g
RIC V, Part II, 877 (C)


Probus, Antoninianus, 277 (Pink)/280-281 (Gysen), Fourth Emission, Serdica, Officina 3
IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
Radiate, helmeted, cuirassed bust left, shield decorated with rows of standing soldiers in left hand, spear in right over shoulder
VI_RT_VS PROBI AVG
Emperor galloping on horseback right, spearing enemy whose shield lies beneath horse
KAΓ in exergue
22mm x 23mm, 4.01g
RIC V, Part II, 877 (C)


Probus, Antoninianus, 277 (Pink)/280-281 (Gysen), Fourth Emission, Serdica, Officina 3
IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
Radiate, helmeted, cuirassed bust left, shield in left hand, spear over shoulder in right
VIRTVS PROBI AVG
Emperor galloping on horseback right, spearing enemy whose shield lies beneath horse
KA . G . in exergue
22mm x 23mm, 3.23g
RIC V, Part II, 878 (C)


Probus, Antoninianus, 276-282, Serdica, Officina 3
IMP C M AVR PROBVS PIVS AVG
Radiate, cuirassed bust right
VIRTVS PROBI AVG
Emperor galloping right, spearing enemy whose shield lies beneath horse
KA . G . in exergue
22mm x 23mm, 4.13g
RIC V, Part II, 880 (C)


Probus, Antoninianus, Serdica, Officina 3
PERPETVO IMP C PROBO INVIC AVG
Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
VIRTVS PROBI AVG
Emperor galloping right, spearing enemy whose shield lies beneath horse
KA . G . in exergue
22mm x 24mm, 3.96g
RIC V, Part II, --
Ex Tatiana & Slavey Art Numis, October 2005

Note: Obverse legend not attested in RIC for any issue


Probus, Antoninianus, Serdica, Officina 3
IMP DEO ET DOMINO PROBO AVG
Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
VIRTVS PROBI AVG
Emperor galloping right, spearing enemy whose shield lies beneath horse
KA . G . in exergue
22mm x 23mm, 3.54g
RIC V, Part II, --
Ex Tatiana & Slavey Art Numis, June 2006


Probus, Antoninianus, 276-282, Serdica, Officina 1
IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
Radiate, helmeted, cuirassed bust left, spear in right, shield in left hand decorated with horse and rider behind two rows of soldiers
VIRTVS PROBI AVG
Emperor on horseback left, scepter in left, right hand raised, captive on ground before
KAA in exergue
22mm x 23mm, 3.43g
RIC V, Part II, 886 (C)


Probus, Antoninianus, 276-282, Serdica, Officina 2
IMP C M AVG PROBVS P AVG
Radiate, helmeted, cuirassed bust left, spear in right hand, shield decorated with raised dome in middle in left hand
VIRTVS PROBI AVG
Emperor riding left, right hand raised, scepter in left, captive at foot
KAB in exergue
23mm x 24mm, 3.30g
RIC V, Part II, 888 (C)


Probus, Antoninianus, 276-282, Serdica, Officina 3
IMP C M AVG PROBVS P AVG
Radiate, helmeted, cuirassed bust left, spear in right hand, shield decorated with raised dome in middle in left hand
VIRTVS PROBI AVG
Emperor riding left, right hand raised, scepter in left, captive at foot
KA . G in exergue
21mm x 22mm, 3.66g
RIC V, Part II, 888 (C)