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 (?)
18mm. 11:30. 2.69
Constantinople. RIC --.
All Procopius images (all types) on
Not listed in RIC,
but the ANS has one. Extremely
Confer RIC (Con) 4, page
210, for this reverse type in gold, but with spear instead of the
standard, plate XI.6.
Note that this obverse portrait is the style usually seen on AE which
is quite unlike the usual style on gold. Therefore this is not a trial
strike in copper of a solidus.
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