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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.

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

|Constantine| |the| |Great|, |Constantine| |the| |Great,| |Early| |307| |-| |22| |May| |337| |A.D.||centenionalis|
Heraclea, the Greek city of Perinthos, later known as Heraclea Thraciea to distinguish it from Heraclea Pontica, is now Marmara Ereglisi in the European part of Turkey. The Roman mint was established by Diocletian shortly before his reform and was in use until the times of Theodosius II. Dates of operation: 291 - 450 A.D. Mint marks: H, HERAC, HERACL, HT, MHT, SMH, SMHT.
RL111619. Billon centenionalis, RIC VII Heraclea 28 (R1), Cohen VII 459, Hunter V 300, SRCV IV - , Choice gVF, well centered, much silvering remaining, weight 2.443 g, maximum diameter 19.2 mm, die axis 0o, 2nd officina, Heraclea (Marmara Ereglisi, Turkey) mint, 318 - 320 A.D.; obverse IMP CONSTA-NTINVS AVG, laureate consular bust left, mappa in right hand, globe and scepter in left hand; reverse PROVIDENTIAE AVGG (to the foresight of the two emperors), campgate with three turrets, pellet right, SMHB in exergue; scarce; $90.00 (82.80)


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

|Crispus|, |Crispus,| |Caesar,| |1| |March| |317| |-| |326| |A.D.||reduced| |follis|
On 1 March 317, Constantine the Great and co-emperor Licinius elevated their sons Crispus, Constantine II (still an baby) and Licinius II to Caesars. After this arrangement, Constantine ruled the dioceses Pannonia and Macedonia, and established his residence at Sirmium, from where he prepared a campaign against the Goths and Sarmatians.
RL111902. Billon reduced follis, RIC VII Heraclea 18, Hunter V 71, SRCV IV 16716, Cohen VII 115, Choice aVF, much silvering remaining, well centered, scratches, edge crack, weight 3.091 g, maximum diameter 18.8 mm, die axis 180o, 3rd officina, Heraclea (Marmara Ereglisi, Turkey) mint, 1 Mar - end 317 A.D.; obverse D N FL IVL CRISPVS NOB CAES, laureate consular bust left, mappa in right hand, globe and scepter in left; reverse PROVIDENTIAE CAESS (to the foresight of the two princes), campgate with three turrets, no door, MHTΓ in exergue; ex TMC (Tom Maus Coins, Johnson City, NY); $90.00 (82.80)


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

|Constantine| |II|, |Constantine| |II,| |22| |May| |337| |-| |March| |or| |April| |340| |A.D.||centenionalis|
In 327, in an attempt to resolve a labor shortage, Constantine the Great decreed that rural slaves could only be sold in the province where they reside.
RL110758. Billon centenionalis, RIC VII Heraclea 96, SRCV V 17241, Cohen VIII 164, Hunter V 79 var. (1st officina), LRBC I 877 var. (pellet right), Choice VF, well centered, blue green patina, light deposits, weight 3.843 g, maximum diameter 18.9 mm, die axis 0o, 5th officina, Heraclea (Marmara Ereglisi, Turkey) mint, as caesar, 327 - 329 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, star above, no door, left, SMHE in exergue; $80.00 (73.60)


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

|Constantine| |II|, |Constantine| |II,| |22| |May| |337| |-| |March| |or| |April| |340| |A.D.||centenionalis|
Constantine II was the son of Constantine I, the eldest with his second wife, Fausta. He was made Caesar before he was a year old. Constantine II inherited the Western empire. After quarreling with his brother Constans, he invaded his territory, only to be killed in an ambush near Aquileia.
RL110815. Billon centenionalis, RIC VII Arles p. 267, 305 (R2); LRBC I 306; SRCV V 17280; Cohen VII 239; Hunter V -, VF, well centered, rough, earthen deposits, corrosion, weight 2.644 g, maximum diameter 19.8 mm, die axis 0o, 3rd officina, Arelatum (Arles, France) mint, as caesar, 326 - 327 A.D.; obverse CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust left; reverse VIRTVS CAESS (the valor of the two princes), campgate with four turrets and open gates, S - F at sides, TARL in exergue; first specimen of this type handled by FORVM; rare; $40.00 (36.80)







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