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I really like the Constantine and later camp-gates and just updated some pics of a couple of my faves. I was just going to post them on a camp-gate thread but apparently there hasn't been one ... until now.

Here's a couple twin types that I bought around 20 years ago always thinking that I would upgrade them at some point. Unfortunately have not come across another since then. Here they are:

Valentinian II and Theodosius I, Thessalonica mint:

Obv's: D N VALENTINIANVS P F AVG or D N THEODOSIVS P F AVG; Pearl-diademed and mantled bust left holding mappa and short scepter

Rev: GLORIA REIPVBLICE: Camp-gate with christogram above, A to left; TES in exergue69494059_TheodosiusIIICampgateChristogram2a.jpg.fe19c2ed1f7ed1d420d2d2c0fdaed471.jpg

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Hopefully you will show off some of your more interesting camp-gate types.

 

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Not particularly late or special, but Constantius II campgates don't seem so easy to come by from London.

Constantius II Follis, 324-325image.png.52c9fd43d91f8328aad0d821530f2a85.pngLondinium. Bronze, 20mm. 2.99g. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust left; FL IVL CONSTANTIVS NOB C. Camp gate with two turrets; star above; PROVIDENTIAE CAESS; mintmark PLON (RIC VII, 298).

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I like late Roman coins. Here's my latest camp gate. It's also my latest Western Roman Empire coin. These are seller photos.

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Valentinian III AE4 Nummus. Western Roman Empire. 425 AD To 435 AD. Rome Mint. RIC X 2123. 13 mm. 1.34 grams. Obverse Valentinian III Bust Facing Right. Reverse Camp Gate.

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Campgates are fun. Here is one of my favorites.

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Roman Empire
Constantius II as Caesar
BI Follis, Arelatum Mint (Arles), 4th officina, struck AD 328
Dia.: 19.9 mm
Wt.: 3.2 g
Obv.: FL IVL CONSTANTIVS NOB C; Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev.: VIRTVS CAESS; Campgate with 4 turrets, star above, gates open, each door with two panels, each panel ornamented with two dots; S – F flanking sides; QCONST in exergue.
Ref.: RIC VII Arles 323
Ex Zachary “Beast” Beasley Collection of Camp Gates. Ex CNG Electronic Auction 134, Lot 452 (March 2006). Ex VAuctions 250, Lot 167 (Aug. 5, 2010). Ex FORVM Ancient Coins (Jun. 2019)

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Wow, our first camp gate thread? Really?!  I'm gonna go to town then! 😄

(Really like those late Thessalonica examples, @O-Towner!  Also the hands holding globes look more like party favours or something, especially the Valentinian II. 😄)

An early one (city gate or camp gate?):

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^Elagabalus, Moesia Inferior: Nicopolis ad Istrum, AE27

A few Constantinian:

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^Constantine AE3, first issue from Constantinople mint in 325.

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^Nicomedia c. 328-29.  "Black and tan" patina.

A fluffy shouldered Caesar for my coin-bro @Ryro:

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^Constantius II as Caesar, Trier

And a few late:

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^ Magnus Maximus AE4, Arles.

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Flavius Victor, Aquileia

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Valentinian III, VOT PUB, Rome mint.  (Wearing special nasal enhancement equipment.)

 

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When ever I see a Roman "camp gate" bronze coin it give me not so fond memories of my army "basic training" in Fort Dix, NJ in the winter of 1967 😩. The brutal training & brain-washing at Fort Dix was an exercise in endurance, but I'm sure the Roman legionnaire had it a lot worse 😏. Pictured below are 3 "camp gate" coins from my collection ☺️.

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This is one of my favorite campgate types, VIRTVS MILITVM, RIC VI Cyzicus 39, issued only from Cyzicus in 308 AD as part of Galerius' coinage reform (when he also introduced the GENIO IMPERATORIS/AVGVSTI and CAESARIS types - see the GENIO POP ROM thread).

The type was short lived because Galerius evidentially had second thoughts, and replaced it with the VIRTVTI EXERCITVS type as a better way to honor the army.

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As you can see, it's a whopper, seeing as it came years before the later reduced module campgate types. I like that it includes the portcullis, which reminds me of the odd twelve-sided brass thruppence (threepence) I grew up with in the UK.

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5 hours ago, Al Kowsky said:

When ever I see a Roman "camp gate" bronze coin it give me not so fond memories of my army "basic training" in Fort Dix, NJ in the winter of 1967 😩. The brutal training & brain-washing at Fort Dix was an exercise in endurance, but I'm sure the Roman legionnaire had it a lot worse 😏. Pictured below are 3 "camp gate" coins from my collection ☺️.

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For me it’s memories of extended Reforger games in the forests of southern Germany. I imagine those legions camped at Teutoburg.

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Since I'm updating pics of my camp-gates I'd like to share this one:

Constantine I 'the Great' (307-337 AD) Ae Follis : Rome mint. Struck 318-9 AD

Obv: CONSTANTINVS AVG; Helmeted and cuirassed bust right

Rev: VIRTVS AVGG; Camp-gate with closed doors and three turrets, P-R across fields; R S in exergue

Ref: RIC 176

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Constantinus II
Cyzicus Mint
Obv.: CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C, bust left
Rev.: PROVIDENTIAE CAESS, Campgate without doors, with two turrets, 6 stone layers and a star above, SMKΔ
AE, 3.14g, 19.63mm
Ref.: RIC 47

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Here some campgates from the Constantinian era, all the mints.

Alexandrie

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Antiochia

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Arlate

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Constantinopolis

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Cyzicus

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Heralcea

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Londinium

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Lugdunum

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Nicomedia

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Rome

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Sirmium

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Siscia

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Thessalonica

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Ticinum

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Trier

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I have yet to photograph my collection of 5th century coins, that is for next winter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Here some of my favorite campgate coins:

Emperor Licinius - VIRTVS AVGG - Rome mint

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Crispus Caesar  - PROVIDENTIAE CAESS - Antiochia mint

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Constantius (II.) Caesar - PROVIDENTIAE CAESS - Rome mint

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Constantius (II.) Caesar - PROVIDENTIAE CAESS - Thessalonica mint

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This is one of my latest camp gates. It's not pretty but I love it anyways:

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Flavius Victor
AE4
Aquileia
387-388 AD
Obverse:  DN FL VIC-TOR PF AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
Reverse: SPES RO-MA-NORVM, campgate, six layers, two beacons, star above, no doors
Mintmark SMAQS

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Another not so rare campgate from London...

Constantine II Follis, 324-325image.png.3de95d0c941dcf43cc40465b472771f6.pngLondinium. Bronze, 18mm, 3.04g. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind; CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C. Campgate with six layers, two turrets, star above; PROVIDENTIAE CAESS; mintmark PLON (RIC 296).

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Great campgates, coin-gang ... 

 

=> here are my 3 ex-amples (all three have open doors)

 

Constantine I

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Constantine II

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Constantius II

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I don't think I've posted this anywhere before. The stars have melted...

Constantine I Follis, 324-325image.png.5f0176e24f39853adbb26e05ccb59985.pngTrier, 1st officina. Bronze, 3.08g. Laureate bust right; CONSTAN-TINVS AVG. 6 layer campgate with two turrets and star above; PROVIDEN-TIAE AVGG; mintmark PTR in exergue (RIC VII, 449). From the Longworth Hoard, Yorkshire.

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LICINIUS II – JKA-324 AE3 minted at Heraclea in 317 A.D.

OBV.: D.N.VAL.LICIN.LICINIVS.NOB.C.: Laureate bust left, wearing imperial mantle & holding mappa, globe & sceptre.

REV.: PROVIDEN-TIAE.CAESS.: Campgate surmounted by three turrets; in ex. MHTA

ATTRIBUTION: RCS #3819, RICVII #21 pg.545. DVM #8. C #41.

 

LICINIUS II – JKC-365 AE Silvered Follis minted at Heraclea between 318 – 320 A.D.

OBV.: D.N.VAL.LICIN.LICINIVS.NOB.C.: Laureate bust right, wearing imperial mantle & holding mappa, globe & sceptre.

REV.: PROVIDEN-TIAE.CAESS.: Campgate surmounted by three turrets; in ex. SMHr, in l. field A.

ATTRIBUTION: RICVII #49 pg.547

 

 

CONSTANTINE I – JNF-188 AE3 minted at Siscia between 326 – 327 A.D.

OBV.: CONSTANTINVS.AVG.: Diademed bust right.

REV.: PROVIDEN-TIAE.AVGG.: Campgate surmounted by two turrets, no doors, star above, with 8 stone layers, dots in top layers; in ex. CSISU

ATTRIBUTION: RCS #3878. RICVII #200 pg.449, DVM #85. LRBC #714.

 

 

CRISPUS JNS-222 AE3 minted at Nicomedia between 325 – 326 A.D.

OBV.: FL.IVL.CRIS-PVS.NOB.C.: Laureate & cuirassed in palludamenian bust left.

REV.: PROVIDEN-TIAE.CAESS.: Campgate surmounted by two turrets, no doors, star above, with 6 stone layers, in ex. MNB

ATTRIBUTION: RCS #3923. RICVII #122 pg.620. LRBC #1095.

 

 

CONSTANTINE II JOB-190 AE3 minted at Nicomedia between 324 – 325 A.D.

OBV.: CONSTANTINVS.IVN.NOB.C.: Diademed, draped & cuirassed bust left.

REV.: PROVIDEN-TIAE.CAESS.: Campgate surmounted by two turrets, no doors, star above, with 6 stone layers, in ex. SNNr

ATTRIBUTION: RCS #3948. RICVII #93 pg.615. DVM #38. LRBC #1112.

 

 

CONSTANTINE II JOC-191 AE3 minted at Heraclea in 326 A.D.

OBV.: CONSTANTINVS.IVN.NOB.C.: Diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right.

REV.: PROVIDEN-TIAE.CAESS.: Campgate surmounted by two turrets, no doors, star above, with 6 stone layers, in ex. SMH8

ATTRIBUTION: RCS #3948. RICVII #83 pg.552. DVM #38. LRBC #1077.

 

CONSTANTIUS II JQA-62 AE3 minted at Cyzicus between 326 – 327 A.D.

OBV.: FL.IVL.CONSTANTIVS.NOB.C.: Laureate, draped & cuirassed bust left.

REV.: PROVIDEN-TIAE.CAESS.: Campgate surmounted by two turrets, no doors, star above, with 6 stone layers, in ex. SNNr

ATTRIBUTION: RCS #3984. RICVII #48 pg.650. DVM #70. LRBC #1175.

 

 

VALENTINIAN II KEE-356 AE4 minted at Thessalonica between 383 – 387 A.D.

OBV.: D.N.VALENTINIANVS.IVN.P.F.AVG.: pearl-diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right.

REV.: GLORIA.REIPVBLICE.: Campgate with open doors

ATTRIBUTION: RICIX #62a pg.186. DVM #46.

 

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Edit: Forgot to say, @O-Towner, I love those left-facing Theodosii with Tau-rho's over the campgate. Those are remarkable!

Apparently I used to really like Magnus Maximus and Flavius Victor campgates because I accumulated a bunch of them, and didn't seem to care much about condition. A couple of these may have been sold. I have a few others, but these are the photos I could find quickly. I still have a soft spot for Late Roman Bronze AE4s (including the really late ones that are usually not readily identifiable due to poor striking and miniscule flan size).

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For good measure, a couple earlier ones that look nicer!

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Not being a campgate guy I could only find one of the later ones (the others are gone). Nice examples all around though

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Constantinus II, AE3 - Treveri mint, 2nd officina
CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust left
PROVIDENTIAE CAESS, Campgate surmounted by star. STRE at exergue
3.35 gr
Ref : Cohen # 165

 

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here some late roman campgate coins:

Theodosius I bust left, with pax over campgate

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Arcadius

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Magnus Maximus

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Theodosius I

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Valentinianus II

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Valentinianus III

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Victor

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