about the life of Procopius the Usurper
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Procopius, Emperor of Rome and provinces of the Roman Empire.
Name commonly known as: Procopius *** Latin Roman Name:
Philippopolis Procopius *** Reigned as Roman Emperor /
Caesar: September 26, 365 -
May 27, 366 against Valens and Valentinian I *** Dynasty / Historical Period:
The Constantinian dynasty (285 - 364) also called the Neo-Flavian
period *** Place and Date of Birth:
Born 326 in Cilicia *** Date of Death: May 27, 366
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the Usurper - Roman Coins, or coinage
Procopius was a usurper. Usurper is a term used to
describe an illegal claimant to the throne without securing
"the consent of the governed." Usurpers were a common
feature of the late Roman Empire, especially from the crisis
of the third century onwards. Every new emperor, either
legal or illegal, marked the beginning of his rule by
minting new coins, both for the prestige of declaring
oneself as Augustus and to pay the loyal soldiers their
share. Roman coins, or coinage, is often the only evidence
of a determined usurpation such as that of Procopius.
about the life of Procopius
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Procopius was a relative of Julian the Apostate through his
aunt and a member of the Constantinian dynasty. Procopius
rebelled against Valens from the East while Valens was on
his way to Syria and was proclaimed emperor at
Constantinople. Valens captured Procopius in Thrace and he
was executed on May 27, 366.
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