I noticed that in the last years (3 this year alone that I know of), a small number of modified campgates
came up for sale. They are all sold under the assumption that they have been modified as gaming tokens. I have been trying to find some more information on this gaming token topic but have been unsuccessful. Searching on the boards showed a couple of hits but most of them just speculate and say it is a gaming token. I was wondering if anyone on the boards have some more information on these? My focus is currently only on the campgates
, but I assume other coins were modified as well.
My main questions are:
1. Are these really gaming token or were the modifications for other reasons?
2. If they are gaming tokens, does anyone know which games they played with it?
3. So far all the modified coins I've seen were late roman
bronze folles. Are there other examples as well? A search
with the words "gaming token" do not reveal much more.
I attach the pictures of the five modified campgates
I know of.