Crumbling Campgate - What a shame

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  1. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    This is the first campgate I have come across in my cleanings. Such a shame there is all the corrosion. It would be beautiful if not for that :( Nice centered strike. All lettering easily readable. Shame.
    Does anyone have some nice campgates to share? I love all the different designs on the reverse.

    Constantine I, AE follis of Siscia
    CONSTANTINVS AVG, laureate head right
    PROVIDENTIAE AVGG, campgate with two turrets, dots in top layer, star above, no doors.
    Mintmark dot ASIS dot
    Constantine I, AE follis, 326-327 AD, Mintmark dot ASIS dot.jpg
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  3. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    Yes, that would be a beautiful coin but for ...

    Campgates are standard fare in uncleaned LRB lots. As such, condition is often an issue. You asked to see a nice one. Here's my nicest, even though it has some stubborn incrustations around the lettering in the inscriptions:

    Constantine II Heraclea.jpg
    Constantine II as Caesar, AD 317-337.
    Roman Æ Centenionalis, 3.86 gm, 18.2 mm.
    Heraclea, AD 327-329.
    Obv: CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C, draped and cuirassed bust, right.
    Rev: PROVIDENT-IAE-CAESS, campgate with two turrets, no doors; star above. Dot left field; SMHЄ in exergue.
    Refs: RIC 96; RCV 17241; Cohen 164.
  4. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    That sucks. :(

    My only campgate.

    Licinius I (308 - 324 A.D.)
    O: IMP LICINIVS AVG, Laureate bust left wearing Imperial mantle and holding mappa, sceptre and globe.
    R: PROVIDENTIAE AVGG, Campgate with 6 rows of bricks,
    Pellet in right field, SMHA in exe.
    RIC VII Heraclea 29 (R2)
  5. ancient coin hunter

    ancient coin hunter Just a guy making his way in the universe

    Here's one, still some remnants of silvering, too. This was sent to me by @Victor_Clark as a freebie when I was just starting out on the Forum. Thanks again Victor.


  6. randygeki

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  7. benhur767

    benhur767 Sapere aude

    Constantine I (the Great). Æ3, Rome, c. 326 CE; 19mm, 3.17g. LRBC —, RIC VII 287 (C2). Obv: CONSTAN - TINVS AVG; head laureate r. Rx: PROVIDEN–TIAE AVGG; campgate, 2 turrets, 8 rows, star above on base, no doors; R wreath S in exergue.

    Constantius II (as Caesar, second son of Constantine I the Great by Fausta). Æ follis, Nicomedia, 324–5 CE; 19mm, 3.06g, 5h. LRBC I 1114, RIC VIII 94 (R1). Obv: FL IVL CONSTANTIVS NOB C; laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust l. Rx: PROVIDEN–TIAE CAESS; campgate, 2 turrets, 7 rows, star above, no doors; SMN∆ in exergue.
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  8. Ancient Aussie

    Ancient Aussie Supporter! Supporter

    It's rough and tumble furryfrog but has a certain charm about it with enough detail.
    I have purchased two in recent times. Constantius II.jpg
    CONSTANTIUS II, as Caesar. 324-337 AD. Æ Follis (20mm - 3.5 g). Arles/Constantia mint. Struck 329 AD. FL IVL CONSTANTIVS NOB C, diademed, draped and cuirassed bust left / VIRTVS CAESS, camp-gate with open doors and four turrets, star above; T-F//PCONST. RIC VII 335 (r4); LRBC 345. Good VF, Rare variety.
    Constantine camp gate.jpg
  9. Cucumbor

    Cucumbor Dombes collector Supporter

    Constantinus II as Caesar, 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

  10. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    Everyone has posted some amazing campgates so far! Makes me peanut butter and jealous. :) I gotta say though, @Cucumbor 's example is my favorite so far. Love that chocolate coloring.
    What else do you all have? :)
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  11. Cucumbor

    Cucumbor Dombes collector Supporter

    I also have an argenteus :D

    Constantius, Argenteus - Antioch mint, 8th officina, c. AD 296-297
    CONSTANTIVS CAESAR, Laureate head of Constantius right
    VIRTVS MILITVM, Campgate, *ANTH* at exergue
    3.40 gr
    Ref : Cohen #318, RCV # 13966 (1100)

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  13. Ajax

    Ajax Well-Known Member

    A few from Constantine and sons
    Constantine Antioch A.png
    Constantine II Antioch.png
    Crispus Antioch SMANTZ.png
  14. BenSi

    BenSi Supporter! Supporter

    I have always admired campgate coins, these posted by all are great examples. My question , if answerable, how many variations of campgates are there? Not by ruler but by variations of the campgate designs , turrets , door type? Has anyone every done a study?
  15. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    I feel like that would be like asking how many types of Falling Horsemen there are. Am I right @randygeki ? ;)
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  16. TIF

    TIF Always learning. Supporter

    Dane Kurth (of Wildwinds) has another website with some incredibly detailed lists. Scroll down this page just a bit and click to download her spreadsheet for campgates and see for yourself the mind-boggling array of minor variations.

    Explore the dozens of other such spreadsheets on that page.

    See ya in a few years ;) :D
  17. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    Thanks @TIF .....If you just wanted to get rid of me, you could've just told me to get lost. Just giving me all kinds of spreadsheets to look at and link my coins to is evil. I love spreadsheets almost as much as I love my own family. It's weird. :p
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  18. TIF

    TIF Always learning. Supporter

    You're not the only coin collector I know who has a spreadsheet fetish :D.
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  19. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    Spreadsheets on spreadsheets on spreadsheets on spreadsheets....

    Ok, now show us your best campgate. You have to have at least one, right?
  20. Andres2

    Andres2 Well-Known Member

    Nothing special , these 2 came from a cheap lot :

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