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History, Facts and Information about Procopius
The content of this article provides interesting history, facts and information about the Usurper Emperor Procopius who ruled the empire of Ancient Rome. Read about the life of Procopius who can be described or remembered as:

 "The last of the Constantinian dynasty dies..."

Short Biography about the life of Procopius the Usurper
Short Biography profile and facts about one of the most famous Romans of all, in the life of 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
  • For the names of the next Roman emperors in the East and the West of the Empire refer to the Timeline of Roman Emperors

Procopius 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.

Interesting facts about the life of Procopius
Obtain a fast overview of the times of the Usurper Procopius from the following facts and information about his life. 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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