Procopius Type Set (365-366). More precisely -- Sept. 28, 365 to May 27, 366 according to RIC.
There are only two regular types published in RIC IX, both
with legend REPARATIO FEL TEMP and
emperor standing holding standard or spear in right and resting left on shield. They are:
Type 7: bust left, larger AE3, chi-rho in upper right field.
Type 8: bust right, smaller AE3, no chi-rho in upper right field.
Since RIC was published a new type has been discovered, Type 8A, with reverse SECVRITAS REIPVB.
Type 7, Procopius: REPARATIO FEL TEMP
Obverse bust of Procopius left
Emperor standing left holding larabrum and resting left on shield, chi-rho in upper right field.
Sometimes with a small uncertain mushroom-shaped object left on the exergual line.
19mm. 6:00. 3.01 grams.
RIC Heraclea 7
19 mm. 2.89 grams. 6:00.
RIC Constantinople 17a.
mm: CONSdelta •
This has a bold example of the object left on the exergual line,
but that does not mean it is clear what it is!
Return to the page on this type, type 7.
Type 8, Procopius: AE3. REPARATIO FEL TEMP
Obverse bust right. Emperor standing facing, head r, holding spear or standard and resting l on shield. No chi-rho in upper right field.
17-15mm. 12:00. 2.90 grams.
RIC Constantinople 19
18mm. 12:00. 2.73 grams.
RIC Heraclea 8
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Type 8A, Procopius. AE3. SECVRITAS REIPVB
Obverse bust right. Reverse: Emperor standing front, head right, holding standard with +, resting left on shield
In exergue: CONS. Not in RIC, but the ANS has one and several have been seen in trade.
18mm. 11:30. 2.69 grams.
Not in RIC.
17-15 mm. 6:00. 1.87 grams (chipped).
Not in RIC.
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****** Supplemental List ***********
There are apparently a few pieces of two extremely rare larger denominations. These are so rare that I have excluded them from the main tables and put them in the supplemental list.
These are of the same reverse type as Types 7 and 8.
"AE30" RIC Her 6, R4, plate XV.8 in VG.
"medallion?" RIC Cyz 4 p. 240, R4. Cayon 7 (Cyz) "double maiorina" p. 2742, 1 photo in aVF, holed at top/top.
RIC Con 14 "medallion". Cayon 8 (Con) "double maiorina" p. 2742, 1 photo in VF+/aVF, holed at top/bottom.
The above three RIC listings are, from the Cayon photos, clearly the same denomination and type, merely from different mints.The following is the same type in smaller size.
AE2, RIC Cyz 6, R4, RIC Nic 8. Cayon 9-10, no photos.
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