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Home > Catalog > |Roman Coins| > |The Late Empire| > |Procopius| > SH25805
Procopius, 28 September 365 - 27 May 366 A.D.
Although the raised metal lumps may arouse suspicion that this is a cast forgery, it is a struck Constantinople mint issue. It was struck with damaged dies. In addition, it is encrusted with silver and lead deposits originating from other coins with which it was hoarded. This metal was probably deposited either by fire or natural electrolysis in the soil. Specimens in this grade, but of more attractive surfaces, often sell in the $2000 to $3000 range.
SH25805. Silver siliqua, RIC IX Constantinopolis 13(e)1 (R), SRCV V 19867, VF, encrusted, die damage, 1st officina, Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey) mint, weight 1.340g, maximum diameter 18.1mm, die axis 180o, 28 Sep 365 - Apr 366 A.D.; obverse D N PROCO-PIVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right; reverse VOT V within wreath, CA in exergue; rare; SOLD










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