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October 2017 Auction  19 Oct 2017
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Lot 109

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Starting Price: 10 000 EUR
Price realized: 80 000 EUR

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EMPIRE, GOLD SOLIDUS OF PROCOPIUS, Constantinople, ca. 366 AD, 4.301g, 6h. RIC 2a. Kent-Hirmer 699. Very rare. Lightly toned with underlying luster. Perfectly centered and struck. A fascinating issue with a fantastic portrait. Expected to be published in "Emperors and Usurpers: civil war, panegyric, and the construction of legitimacy in the later Roman Empire" (forthcoming). Superb extremely fine. Former Belgian private collection
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