Obverse bust of Procopius left
Emperor standing left holding larabrum and resting left on shield, chi-rho in upper right field
28 Sept. 365 - 27 May 366
7     Procopius, Heraclea
Only Procopius.
    All Procopius images (both published types (Types 7 and 8) and one discovery type) on one page.
Larger and earlier than Type 8 with bust right. Type 7 is "Julian's module," RIC p. 193.

mint RIC P # of mm varieties
Her 7 2             8
Con 17a 2 8, w small object
  17b 3 2, no small object
Cyz 7 3             4
Nic 10 3             4

RIC photo: XV.17 (Con 17b).
Con 17b is a minor variety with "small indeterminate object" at his feet left.

RIC Heraclea 8 is listed as "bust left" (i.e. this type, type 7) but is in error. It is really bust right, type 8.
Type 7 and Type 8  are the only regular types of Procopius. Type 8 with bust right is much rarer than Type 7 with bust left. Neither is as rare as they used to be. Many are coming out of the Balkans and they are now only "scarce," no longer rare. Type 7 can be found (rarely) with full flan in high grade, but Type 8 can not. It regularly suffers from chipped flans (brittle metal?) and crowded types.

RIC lists no coins of Procopius from Antioch.
RIC lists AE2 and AE1 extremely rare types of Procopius with this legend (Table 1A and Procopius type set).

Cayon P-11,13,14 (8 photos, 3 Con, 3 Her, 1 Cyz, 1 Nic) p. 2743-4.
Hunter 81.P1 (Her 7), 81.P3 (Con 17a).

Carson, Principal Coins of the Romans, III, The Dominate, 1443 (Her 7, 1 photo).

Return to the main page.