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Camp Gates

Although traditionally called camp gates, the type may not actually depict the gates to a Roman camp. Most probably depict watch towers, fortresses, or city gates. Camp gates are a very popular collecting theme. Popular varieties include those with visible open or closed doors, unusual turrets or towers, windows, decorated bricks, those with an unusually large or small number of brick rows, and of course those issued by rarer emperors.


Lot of 20 Late Roman Empire Campgate Reverse Coins

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LT85419. Billon Lot, 20 late Roman Empire campgate reverse coins, VF, nice coins, unattributed to type, no tags or flips, the actual coins in the photograph, as-is, no returns; $320.00 (272.00)


Constantine the Great, Early 307 - 22 May 337 A.D.

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About 327 A.D., Helena, mother of Constantine, returned from her pilgrimage to the Holy Land and also founded Stavrovouni Monastery on Cyprus.
RL86834. Billon centenionalis, RIC VII Arles 310 (R2), LRBC I 320, SRCV IV 16246, Cohen VII 454, Hunter V 126 var. (laureate), Choice EF, well centered and struck, excellent portrait, glossy dark patina, traces of silvering, a few bumps and marks, weight 3.443 g, maximum diameter 19.7 mm, die axis 0o, 1st officina, Arelatum (Arles, France) mint, 327 - 328 A.D.; obverse CONSTANTINVS AVG, pearl-diademed head right; reverse PROVIDENTIAE AVGG (to the foresight of the two emperors), campgate with two turrets, no doors, star above, S - F flanking across field, ARLP in exergue; ex Vauction sale 242 (25 Feb 2010), lot 91; ex Beast Coins, the Zachary "Beast" Beasley Collection of Camp Gates; scarce; $125.00 (106.25)


Constantine the Great, Early 307 - 22 May 337 A.D.

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In 327, attempting to resolve a labor shortage, Constantine the Great decreed that rural slaves can only be sold in the province where they reside.
RL86835. Billon centenionalis, RIC VII Arles 313 (S), LRBC I 321, SRCV IV 16309, Cohen VII 665, Hunter V -, gVF, nice portrait, green patina, some silvering, areas of slight porosity, weight 2.630 g, maximum diameter 19.7 mm, die axis 0o, 2nd officina, Arelatum (Arles, France) mint, 327 A.D.; obverse CONSTANTINVS AVG, laureate head right; reverse VIRTVS AVGG (valor of the two emperors), campgate with four turrets, open gates and star above, S - F in flanking across field, ARLS in exergue; ex Beast Coins, the Zachary "Beast" Beasley Collection of Camp Gates; scarce; $120.00 (102.00)


Constantine II, 22 May 337 - March or April 340 A.D.

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In 326 A.D., Constantine the great reorganized the Roman army into smaller units classified into three grades: palatini, (imperial escort armies); comitatenses, (forces based in frontier provinces) and limitanei (auxilia border troops).
RL86625. Billon centenionalis, Hunter V 20 (also 2nd officina), RIC VII Trier 479, LRBC I 33, SRCV V 17216, Cohen VII 165, choice aEF, excellent centering, some of the obverse legend not fully struck, light bumps and marks, weight 3.104 g, maximum diameter 19.3 mm, die axis 180o, 2nd officina, Treveri (Trier, Germany) mint, as caesar, 326 A.D.; obverse CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust left; reverse PROVIDENTIAE CAESS (to the foresight of the two princes), campgate with two turrets, two upper rows of masonry larger, star above, STR and pellet within crescent in exergue; $100.00 (85.00)


Constantine the Great, Early 307 - 22 May 337 A.D.

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In 327 A.D., when this coin was struck and in the city where this coin was struck, construction began on the Domus Aurea (Latin: golden house), the cathedral of Antioch. The cathedral is thought to have been located on an island where the Seleucid's Imperial Palace of Antioch had been located. The church became a major point of the controversy between Christians and Julian the Apostate when the latter closed the cathedral in response to the burning of an ancient temple to Apollo in the nearby suburb of Daphne. From 526 to 587 it suffered from a series of earthquakes, fires and Persian attacks, before being finally destroyed in another earthquake in 588, after which it was not rebuilt.
RL86837. Billon centenionalis, RIC VII Antioch 78 (R3), LRBC I 1345, SRCV IV 16269, Cohen VII 454, Hunter V -, Choice gVF, well centered and struck, brown tone, slight porosity, weight 3.323 g, maximum diameter 19.6 mm, die axis 315o, 7th officina, Antioch (Antakya, Turkey) mint, 327 - 328 A.D.; obverse CONSTAN-TINVS AVG, laurel and rosette-diademed head right, ladder-form diadem with two laurel leaves in every other division; reverse PROVIDENTIAE AVGG (to the foresight of the two emperors), campgate with two turrets, no doors, no pellet under arch, star above, SMANTZ in exergue; ex Beast Coins, the Zachary "Beast" Beasley Collection of Camp Gates; rare; $100.00 (85.00)


Constantine the Great, Early 307 - 22 May 337 A.D.

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In 326, Constantine traveled to Rome to celebrate the 20th anniversary of his accession to power.
RL86840. Billon centenionalis, RIC VII Rome 287, LRBC I 516, SRCV IV 16250, Cohen VII 454, Choice EF, well centered and struck, nice portrait, dark toned copper surfaces, tight flan, slight porosity, small edge crack, weight 2.566 g, maximum diameter 18.9 mm, die axis 0o, 2nd officina, Rome mint, 326 A.D.; obverse CONSTANTINVS AVG, laureate head right; reverse PROVIDENTIAE AVGG (to the foresight of the two emperors), campgate with two turrets, no doors, star above, R wreath S in exergue; ex Beast Coins, the Zachary "Beast" Beasley Collection of Camp Gates; $100.00 (85.00)


Constantine the Great, Early 307 - 22 May 337 A.D.

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In 328 Arelatum (Arelate) was renamed Constantina in honor of Constantine II. After Constantine II was killed in 340, the name reverted to Arelatum, only to be changed again in 354 to Constantina by Constantius II. It retained that name, although the mintmark 'AR' appeared on some of its coins even in the fifth century.
RL86838. Billon centenionalis, RIC VII Arles 321, LRBC I 329, SRCV IV 16310, Cohen VII 665, Choice gVF, well centered, some silvering, small green encrustations, weight 3.355 g, maximum diameter 19.6 mm, die axis 180o, 2nd officina, Constantia-Arelatum (Arles, France) mint, 328 A.D.; obverse CONSTANTINVS AVG, pearl-diademed head right; reverse VIRTVS AVGG (valor of the two emperors), campgate with four turrets, open doors, star above, S - F flanking at sides, SCONST (Constantia) in exergue; ex Beast Coins, the Zachary "Beast" Beasley Collection of Camp Gates; $90.00 (76.50)


Valentinian II, 17 November 375 - 15 May 392 A.D.

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In 380, Rome's enemies the Germans, Sarmatians and Huns were taken into Imperial service; barbarian leaders began to play an increasingly active role in the Roman Empire.
RL74501. Bronze half centenionalis, RIC IX Thessalonica 62(a)1 (S), LRBC II 1864, SRCV V 20340, Cohen VIII 12 corr., VF, interesting turrets, tight and slightly irregular flan, weight 0.925 g, maximum diameter 14.2 mm, die axis 345o, 1st officina, Thessalonica (Salonika, Greece) mint, c. 384 - 28 Aug 388 A.D.; obverse D N VALENTINIANVS P F AVG, pearl diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right; reverse GLORIA REIPVBLICE (glory of the Republic), campgate with two turrets, A left, TES in exergue; $80.00 (68.00)


Crispus, Caesar, 1 March 317 - 326 A.D.

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On 20 May 325, Constantine I summoned an ecumenical council of bishops in Nicaea (the First Council of Nicaea). The Nicene Creed declares that the members of the Trinity (the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit) are equal. The council also decided that Easter would be celebrated on the first Sunday after the 21st of March.
RL84297. Billon centenionalis, RIC VII Trier 452, LRBC I 16, Cohen VII 125, SRCV IV 16792, gVF, some silvering, weight 3.387 g, maximum diameter 17.9 mm, die axis 180o, 1st officina, Treveri (Trier, Germany) mint, 324 - 325 A.D.; obverse FL IVL CRISPVS NOB CAES, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust left; reverse PROVIDENTIAE CAESS (to the foresight of the two princes), campgate with two turrets, no door, star above, PTR in exergue; scarce; $60.00 (51.00)


Constantine II, 22 May 337 - March or April 340 A.D.

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On 3 July 324 A.D., Constantine I defeated Licinius at Adrianople, forcing him to retreat to Byzantium. Soon after, Crispus destroyed Licinius' fleet at the Battle of Hellespont in the Dardanelles, allowing Constantine to cross over the Bosporus into Asian provinces and besiege Byzantium. On September 18th Constantine definitively defeated Licinius at Chrysopolis. Licinius escaped but abdicated on 19 December. Thanks to the pleas of his wife, Constantine's half-sister Constantia, Licinius was pardoned by Constantine and banished to Thessalonica as a private citizen. The next year he was executed on the charge of conspiring and raising troops against the emperor.
RL74461. Billon centenionalis, RIC VII London 296, LRBC I 6, SRCV V 17212, Cohen VII 164, Hunter V -, gVF, sharp detail, porosity, obverse a little off-center, weight 2.871 g, maximum diameter 20.2 mm, die axis 180o, Londinium (London, England) mint, as caesar, 324 - 325 A.D.; obverse CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right; reverse PROVIDENTIAE CAESS (to the foresight of the two princes), campgate with two turrets and star above, PLON in exergue; ex William B. Porter Collection; $55.00 (46.75)




  



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