|mint||RIC||P||# mm varieties|
|Con||18||2||2, w standard|
|19||2||4, w spear|
This type is bust right. RIC Heraclea 8 is listed as bust
left, in error.
RIC lists no coins of Procopius from Antioch. This type not at Nicomedia, although type 7 is.
RIC lists AE2 and AE1 extremely rare types of Procopius with this legend (Table 1A and Procopius type set).
On rarity: Many coins of Procopius are coming out of the
Balkans and they are now only "scarce," no longer rare. The bust left
variety, Type 7, can be found
with full flan
in high grade, but Type 8 can not (The example above is the best I have
in any catalog.)
This type regularly suffers from chipped flans (brittle metal?) and crowded types.
My notes on the many recent coins from the Balkans suggest this type is much rarer than Type 7 by about 1 to 6.
Cayon 12 (1 photo, Con) p. 2743.
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