Constantine campgate from Siscia with lots of rows

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  1. Jims Coins

    Jims Coins Supporter! Supporter

    Silvered bronze coin (AE Follis) minted at SMH7=Heraclea during the reign of LICINIUS I, for his Son, LICINIUS II, as Caesar, between 318-320 A.D. Obv. D.N.VAL.LICIN.LICINVS.NOB. C. laur. and dr. bust r., globe & sceptre in r. hand, mappa in l. hand. Rev. PROVIDEN-TIAE.CAESS. Camp gate surmounted with three turrets & no doors, 6 stone layers, lambda in r. field. RICVII #49 pg.547.
    Purchased from Victor Clark in 2019. My favorite campgate. JKC-365 OBVCR.jpg JKC-365 REVCR.jpg
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  3. Bradley Trotter

    Bradley Trotter Supporter! Supporter

    Here's the only Constantine campgate that currently resides in my collection; I received this example as a Christmas gift last year from a particularly close relative of mine.

    Constantine Campgate Follis Combined.jpg
    AE3 Follis, Antioch
    326 A.D.
    Obverse: CONSTANTINVS AVG, laureate head right.
    Reverse: PROVIDEN-TIAE AVGG, campgate, two turrets, star above.
    Mintmark: SMANTΓ
    Diameter: 18mm
    Weight: 3.50g
    RIC VII 71
    Last edited: Jul 4, 2021
  4. Victor_Clark

    Victor_Clark standing on the shoulders of giants Dealer

    Two of my favorite campgates...which I've shown more than once already.


    Maximinus II, as Caesar, BI Nummus. Cyzicus, circa AD 308. GAL VAL MAXIMINVS NOB CAES, laureate head right / VIRTVS MILITVM, four-turreted camp gate with raised portcullis; MKΓ in exergue. RIC 40. 6.05g, 26mm, 12h.

    Valens campgate.jpg

    Valens, (AD 364-378). AE2 (22mm, 4.43 gm, 5h). Trier, AD 367-375. D N VALEN-S P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Valens right, seen from front / GLORI-A ROMA-NORVM, campgate with six rows, two turrets, no doors; S above, SMTR in exergue. RIC IX 29b.
  5. Victor_Clark

    Victor_Clark standing on the shoulders of giants Dealer

    unofficial campgates matter too!


    Constantine I
    Circa A.D. 325-6
    18mm 2.3g
    Arles mint
    mintmark ARTS
  6. Orange Julius

    Orange Julius Well-Known Member

    What about weird, silver cast campgates?!
  7. zumbly

    zumbly Ha'ina 'ia mai ana ka puana Supporter

    That's an impressive number of layers, @Victor_Clark! I notice that the one with the second most layers shown in the thread so far - Bing's - is also a Siscia issue. It seems the die engravers there tried to outdo themselves when it came to layering their campgates?

    Best I can do is this 11-layer example from Antioch.

    Constantine I - AE3 Campgate SMANTE 073.JPG CONSTANTINE I
    AE3. 3.98g, 19mm. Antioch mint, AD 331-333/334, 5th Officina. RIC VII Antioch 81. O: CONSTAN-TINVS AVG, rosette-diademed head right. R: PROVIDEN-TIAE AVGG, campgate with 11 layers, 2 turrets and star inbetween, pellet in doorway; SMANTЄ in exergue.

    At the other end of the scale, here's a Valentinian II campgate with 4 layers.

    Valentinian II Campgate.jpg VALENTINIAN II
    AE4. 0.79g, 12mm. Thessalonica mint, AD 384-388. RIC IX 62a.2; LRBC 1864. O: D N VALENTIN[IANVS P F AVG], pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right. R: GLORIA REI-[PVB]LCE, campgate with four layers, no doors and two turrets; A in left field, TES in exergue.
    Ex Terence Cheesman (“Maple Leaf”) Collection
  8. hotwheelsearl

    hotwheelsearl Well-Known Member

    10 rows on Constantine II, but with the bonus crenellations on top.
    Constantine II Siscia RIC VII 194 (2020_11_18 03_38_31 UTC).JPG

    4 miserable rows on Arcadius, with the middle row barely even formed, just the hint of a row.
    Arcadius RIC IX 62V (2020_11_18 03_38_31 UTC).JPG
  9. Tejas

    Tejas Well-Known Member

    Wow, this one above is really special for both the bust type and the reverse depiction of the camp gate.

    Here is one with many (I counted 11) rows from my collection:

    Screenshot 2021-07-05 at 08.48.54.png

    And another one with open gates:

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  10. maridvnvm

    maridvnvm Well-Known Member

    I had the opportunity to buy a small collection of Arles campgates recently and ended up with this lot..... a mix of issues and a mix of open doors / no doors. Most have the standard 6 rows of bricks but one has 11.

  11. sky92880

    sky92880 Member

    Here some of my favorites:
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  12. PlanoSteve

    PlanoSteve Supporter! Supporter

    Whadaya mean "could"?

    Wow, this thread has resulted in some seriously nice campgates! I'm saving this thread! :happy:;):singing:
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  13. Tejas

    Tejas Well-Known Member

    These are my favorite camp gate coins from my collection. Not because of the camp gates, but because of the portraits:

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  14. Tejas

    Tejas Well-Known Member

    An my favorite Constantine I camp gate. Again, I like the portrait.

    Screenshot 2021-07-05 at 15.01.42.png
  15. ancient coin hunter

    ancient coin hunter 3rd Century Usurper

    Wow, what a tremendous variety of campgates posted!
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  16. maridvnvm

    maridvnvm Well-Known Member

    I don't focus on campgates but have bought many over the years almost through osmosis.

    This Thessalonica came from a mixed lot....


    The mottled silver on this Antioch makes it look worse than it does in hand


    And just a random Alexandria

  17. Victor_Clark

    Victor_Clark standing on the shoulders of giants Dealer

    campgate overload in this thread!

    here's a fairly recent addition with a dot in the archway...perhaps merely a centering dot. Nicely silvered--


    Constantine I
    A.D. 326-327
    19mm 3.4g
    CONSTAN-TINVS AVG; Laureate head right.
    PROVIDEN-TIAE AVGG; camp gate, two turrets, no doors, • in archway, ✶ above; in left field A.
    in ex. CONS
    RIC VII Constantinople 7
  18. ambr0zie

    ambr0zie Dacian Taraboste

    A more decent photo of mine
  19. sky92880

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  20. bcuda

    bcuda El Ibérico loco

    Nice coin @Victor_Clark and a whole lot of other nice ones posted here.
    The most amount of layers in my collection is 11 and then a 10 layer.
    Here they are.

    Constantius II camgate.jpg

    Constantius II,
    Struck 330 and 334 AD
    AE follis,
    laureate, draped, cuirassed bust left
    Rev: PROVIDEN-TIAE CAESS, campgate,
    11 layers, two turrets, star above,
    dot in doorway. Mintmark SMANTA.
    2.58 grams , RIC VII Antioch 74 A

    Constantine II campgate Antioch 2.png

    Constantine II,
    AD 330-334.
    Obv: CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C, laureate,
    draped and cuirassed bust left.
    Rev: PROVIDEN-TIAE CAESS, campgate,
    ten layers, two beacons, star above,
    no doors. Dot in doorway.
    AE follis. Antioch,
    Mintmark SMANTS. 3.42 grams
    RIC VII Antioch 73 S.
  21. Alegandron

    Alegandron "ΤΩΙ ΚΡΑΤΙΣΤΩΙ..." ΜΕΓΑΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ, June 323 BCE Supporter

    RI Constantine I CE 306-337 Æ Follis 19mm 3.2g Siscia CE 326-7 AVG Laureate R - PROVIDENTIAE AVGG Camp gate 2 turrets no door star RIC 200

    RI Flavius Victor 384-388 CE AE4 14mm 1.8g Aquileia Camp Gate Star SMAQS RIC IX 55b-2 LRBC1104
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