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Campgates - Heraclea: Eregli, Turkey

Mint Marks: HT, MHT, SMH


Licinius I, AE3, 316-317?, Heraclea, Officina 1
IMP LICI_NIVS AVG
Laureate bust left, wearing imperial mantle, globe and scepter in left hand, mappa in right
PROVIDENT_IAE AVGG NN
Campgate with eight rows, three turrets, no doors, no star above, top and bottom rows empty blocks
A in right field
SMHT in exergue
19mm x 20mm, 3.37g
RIC VII, --
Ex Ofek A. Coins, VCoins, December 2006

Note: This exergual mark is not known for campgates.

Here's what we have from known and documented coins in RIC:

SMHT with field officina mark: 313-314
PROVIDENT_IAE AVGG NN: 316-317
IMP LICINIVS AVG: 316-320
J1left bust type: 316-320
Campgate reverse type with three turrets: 316-320

So, based on the ranges of dates from the various attributes, and assuming Bruun has correctly placed the unique example with NN reverse legend in 316-317, it would be prudent to put it in the same time range as the other NN campgate. Since the exergual mark SMHT precedes the HTB exergual mark of RIC 14, I would hazard a guess this new specimen is actually from an undocumented series using what was a fairly recent exergual series and introduced the J1left bust, short Licinius legend and campgate reverse to Heraclea. Thus, preceding RIC 14 as the first Heraclean campgate in RIC VII. This chronology would stand to reason since it would give us:

PROVIDENT_IAE AVGG N N - SMHT | A
PROVIDENT_IAE AVGG N N - HTA
PROVIDEN_TIAE AVGG - HTA
PROVIDEN_TIAE AVGG - MHTA

Keep in mind, the campgate reverse at this time had also not been formally rolled out to the imperial mints. Rome was the second mint to issue campgates (318-319) and all of the other mints which did use the campgate reverse didn't start until 323 or later in the AE3 module. So, this may actually be the first issue with the campgate reverse in the AE3 module entirely.


Licinius I, AE3, 316-317, Heraclea, Officina 5
IMP LICI_NIVS AVG
Laureate bust left, wearing imperial mantle, globe and scepter in left hand, mappa in right
PROVIDENT_IAE AVGG NN
Campgate with six rows, three turrets, no doors, no star above, top and bottom rows empty blocks
HTE in exergue
18mm x 19mm, 3.40g
RIC VII, 14 (--) (Unattested officina)
Ex Keith Metzer Collection, October 2003


Licinius I, AE3, 316-317, Heraclea, Officina 1
IMP LICI_NIVS AVG
Laureate bust left, wearing imperial mantle, globe and scepter in left hand, mappa in right
PROVIDEN_TIAE AVGG
Campgate with seven rows, three turrets, no doors, no star above, top and bottom rows empty blocks
HTA in exergue
19mm x 20mm, 3.03g
RIC VII, 15 (R2)


Licinius I, AE3, 316-317, Heraclea, Officina 2
IMP LICI_NIVS AVG
Laureate bust left, wearing imperial mantle, globe and scepter in left hand, mappa in right
PROVIDEN_TIAE AVGG
Campgate with seven rows, three turrets, no doors, no star above, top and bottom rows empty blocks
HTB in exergue
18mm x 19mm, 2.86g
RIC VII, 15 (R1)


Licinius I, AE3, 316-317, Heraclea, Officina 4
IMP LICI_NIVS AVG
Laureate bust left, wearing imperial mantle, globe and scepter in left hand, mappa in right
PROVIDEN_TIAE AVGG
Campgate with six rows, three turrets, no doors, no star above, top and bottom rows empty blocks
HTD in exergue
19mm x 20mm, 2.97g
RIC VII, 15 (R1)


Licinius I, AE3, 316-317, Heraclea, Officina 5
IMP LICI_NIVS AVG
Laureate bust left, wearing imperial mantle, globe and scepter in left hand, mappa in right
PROVIDEN_TIAE AVGG
Campgate with six rows, three turrets, no doors, no star above, top and bottom rows empty blocks
HTE in exergue
19mm, 3.18g
RIC VII, 15 (R2)


Constantine I, AE3, 317, Heraclea, Officina 2
IMP CONSTA_NTINVS AVG
Laureate bust left, wearing imperial mantle, globe and scepter in left hand, mappa in right
PROVIDEN_TIAE AVGG
Campgate with five rows, three turrets, no doors, no star above, top and bottom rows empty blocks
MHTB in exergue
19mm x 20mm, 2.84g
RIC VII, 16 (C1)


Constantine I, AE3, 317, Heraclea, Officina 2
IMP CONSTA_NTINVS AVG
Laureate bust left, wearing imperial mantle, globe and scepter in left hand, mappa in right
PROVIDEN_TIAE AVGG
Campgate with six rows, three turrets, no doors, no star above, top and bottom rows empty blocks
MHTB in exergue
20mm, 3.36g
RIC VII, 16 (C1)


Constantine I, AE3, 317, Heraclea, Officina 2
IMP CONSTA_NTINVS AVG
Laureate bust left, wearing imperial mantle, globe and scepter in left hand, mappa in right
PROVIDEN_TIAE AVGG
Campgate with six rows, three turrets, no doors, no star above, top and bottom rows empty blocks
Pellet in door at base
MHTB in exergue
20mm x 21mm, 3.63g
RIC VII, 16 (C1)

Note: I couldn't find any mention of a pellet in the doorway for this issue - may not be significant, but will continue to research.


Licinius I, AE3, 317, Heraclea, Officina 1
IMP LICI_NIVS AVG
Laureate bust left, wearing imperial mantle, globe and scepter in left hand, mappa in right
PROVIDEN_TIAE AVGG
Campgate with six rows, three turrets, no doors, no star above, top and bottom rows empty blocks
MHTA in exergue
18mm x 19mm, 2.89g
RIC VII, 17 (S)


Licinius I, AE3, 317, Heraclea, Officina 1
IMP LICI_NIVS AVG
Laureate bust left, wearing imperial mantle, globe and scepter in left hand, mappa in right
PROVIDEN_TIAE AVGG
Campgate with seven rows, three turrets, no doors, no star above, top and bottom rows empty blocks
MHTA in exergue
18mm x 19mm, 3.16g
RIC VII, 17 (S)


Crispus, AE3, 317, Heraclea, Officina 3
D N FL IVL CRISPVS NOB CAES
Laureate bust left, wearing imperial mantle, globe and scepter in left hand, mappa in right
PROVIDEN_TIAE CAESS
Campgate with six rows, three turrets, no doors, no star above, top and bottom rows empty blocks
MHTG in exergue
19mm x 20mm, 3.88g
RIC VII, 18 (C2)


Licinius II, AE3, 317, Heraclea, Officina 4
D N VAL LICIN LICINIVS NOB C
Laureate bust left, wearing imperial mantle, globe and scepter in left hand, mappa in right
PROVIDEN_TIAE CAESS
Campgate with five rows, three turrets, no doors, no star above, top and bottom rows empty blocks
MHTD in exergue
18mm x 19mm, 2.83g
RIC VII, 19 (C2)


Licinius II, AE3, 317, Heraclea, Officina 4
D N VAL LICIN LICINIVS NOB C
Laureate bust left, wearing imperial mantle, globe and scepter in left hand, mappa in right
PROVIDEN_TIAE CAESS
Campgate with six rows, three turrets, no doors, no star above, top and bottom rows empty blocks
MHTD in exergue
18mm x 19mm, 2.92g
RIC VII, 19 (C2)


Licinius II, AE3, 317, Heraclea, Officina 4
D N VAL LICIN LICINIVS NOB C
Laureate bust left, wearing imperial mantle, globe and scepter in left hand, mappa in right
PROVIDEN_TIAE CAESS
Campgate with seven rows, three turrets, no doors, no star above, top and bottom rows empty blocks
MHTD in exergue
19mm x 21mm, 3.60g
RIC VII, 19 (C2)


Constantine II, AE3, 317, Heraclea, Officina 5
D N FL CL CONSTANTINVS NOB C
Laureate bust left, wearing imperial mantle, globe and scepter in left hand, mappa in right
PROVIDEN_TIAE CAESS
Campgate with six rows on left side, five rows on right side, three turrets, no doors, no star above, top and bottom rows empty blocks
MHTE in exergue
18mm x 20mm, 2.56g
RIC VII, 20 (C2)


Constantine II, AE3, 317, Heraclea, Officina 5
D N FL CL CONSTANTINVS NOB C
Laureate bust left, wearing imperial mantle, globe and scepter in left hand, mappa in right
PROVIDEN_TIAE CAESS
Campgate with six rows, three turrets, no doors, no star above, top and bottom rows empty blocks
MHTE in exergue
18mm x 19mm, 2.33g
RIC VII, 20 (C2)


Constantine II, AE3, 317, Heraclea, Officina 5
D N FL CL CONSTANTINVS NOB C
Laureate bust left, wearing imperial mantle, globe and scepter in left hand, mappa in right
PROVIDEN_TIAE CAESS
Campgate with seven rows, three turrets, no doors, no star above, top and bottom rows empty blocks
MHTE in exergue
17mm x 19mm, 2.58g
RIC VII, 20 (C2)


Crispus, AE3, 317, Heraclea, Officina 3
D N FL IVL CRISPVS NOB CAES
Laureate bust left, wearing imperial mantle, globe and scepter in left hand, mappa in right
PROVIDEN_TIAE CAESS
Campgate with seven rows, three turrets, no doors, no star above, top and bottom rows empty blocks
. MHTG . in exergue
18mm x 19mm, 2.88g
RIC VII, 23 (R3)
Ex Ancient Treasures, eBay, April 2003


Constantine II, AE3, 317, Heraclea, Officina 5
D N FL CL CONSTANTINVS NOB C
Laureate bust left, wearing imperial mantle, globe and scepter in left hand, mappa in right
PROVIDEN_TIAE CAESS
Campgate with six rows, three turrets, no doors, no star above, top and bottom rows empty blocks
. MHTE . in exergue
18mm x 20mm, 2.44g
RIC VII, 26 (R5)


Crispus, AE3, 318-320, Heraclea, Officina 3
D N FL IVL CRISPVS NOB CAES
Laureate bust left, wearing imperial mantle, globe and scepter in left hand, mappa in right
PROVIDEN_TIAE CAESS
Campgate with six rows, three turrets, no doors, no star above, top and bottom rows empty blocks
Pellet in right field
SMHG in exergue
18mm x 19mm, 3.67g
RIC VII, 30 (R1)

(To Be Photographed)
Constantine II, AE3, 318-320, Heraclea, Officina 5
D N FL CL CONSTANTINVS NOB C
Laureate bust left, wearing imperial mantle, globe and scepter in left hand, mappa in right
PROVIDEN_TIAE CAESS
Campgate with six rows, three turrets, no doors, no star above, top and bottom rows empty blocks
Pellet in right field
SMHE in exergue
18mm x 19mm, 3.20g
RIC VII, 32 (R2)


Constantine I, AE3, 318-320, Heraclea, Officina 2
CONSTA_NTINVS AVG
Laureate bust left, wearing imperial mantle, globe and scepter in left hand, mappa in right
PROVIDEN_TIAE AVGG
Campgate with six rows, three turrets, no doors, no star above, top and bottom rows empty blocks
: in right field
SMHB in exergue
18mm x 19mm, 2.95g
RIC VII, 33 (R5)
Ex Keith Metzer Collection, October 2003


Crispus, AE3, 318-320, Heraclea, Officina 3
D N FL IVL CRISPVS NOB CAES
Laureate bust left, wearing imperial mantle, globe and scepter in left hand, mappa in right
PROVIDEN_TIAE CAESS
Campgate with six rows, three turrets, no doors, no star above, top and bottom rows empty blocks
: in right field
SMHG in exergue
19mm x 20mm, 2.73g
RIC VII, 35 (R3)
Ex Harlan J Berk, CICF show, 2003


Licinius II, AE3, 318-320, Heraclea, Officina 3
D N VAL LICIN LICINIVS NOB C
Laureate bust left, wearing imperial mantle, globe and scepter in left hand, mappa in right
PROVIDEN_TIAE CAESS
Campgate with six rows, three turrets, no doors, no star above, top and bottom rows empty blocks
: in right field
SMHG in exergue
19mm, 3.15g
RIC VII, 36 (R5)
Ex Melqart Coins, VCoins


Constantine I, AE 3, 318-320, Heraclea, Officina 2
IMP CONSTA_NTINVS AVG
Laureate bust left, wearing imperial mantle, globe and scepter in left hand, mappa in right
PROVIDEN_TIAE AVGG
Campgate with six rows, three turrets, no doors, no star above, top and bottom rows empty blocks
SMHB in exergue
19mm x 20mm, 3.25g
RIC VII, 38 (R5)


Constantine I, AE3, 318-320, Heraclea, Officina 2
IMP CONSTA_NTINVS AVG
Laureate bust left, wearing imperial mantle, globe and scepter in left hand, mappa in right
PROVIDEN_TIAE AVGG
Campgate with six rows, three turrets, no doors, no star above, top and bottom rows empty blocks
. SMHB in exergue
18mm x 19mm, 3.27g
RIC VII, 42 (R3)


Constantine I, AE3, 318-320, Heraclea, Officina 2
IMP CONSTA_NTINVS AVG
Laureate bust left, wearing imperial mantle, globe and scepter in left hand, mappa in right
PROVIDEN_TIAE AVGG
Campgate with six rows, three turrets, no doors, no star above, top and bottom rows empty blocks
. SMHB in exergue
18mm x 20mm, 2.25g
RIC VII, 42 (R3)

Note: Although most likely artifacts to be ignored, there is a small pellet above the archway and one in the right field. Much smaller than the pellet in the exergue and assumed to be artifacts, even though the fields are otherwise smooth.


Constantine II, AE3, 318-320, Heraclea, Officina 1
D N FL CL CONSTANTINVS NOB C
Laureate bust left, wearing imperial mantle, globe and scepter in left hand, mappa in right
PROVIDEN_TIAE CAESS
Campgate with six rows, three turrets, no doors, no star above, top and bottom rows empty blocks
. SMHA in exergue
19mm x 20mm, 3.22g
RIC VII, 46 (R4)


Licinius I, AE3, 318-320, Heraclea, Officina 1
IMP LICI_NIVS AVG
Laureate bust right, wearing imperial mantle, globe and scepter in right hand, mappa in left
PROVIDEN_TIAE AVGG
Campgate with six rows, three turrets, no doors, no star above, top and bottom rows empty blocks
L in right field
SMHA in exergue
18mm, 3.17g
RIC VII, 48 (C2)

Note: Listed incorrectly in RIC as J1-left bust type.


Licinius I, AE3, 318-320, Heraclea, Officina 1
IMP LICI_NIVS AVG
Laureate bust right, wearing imperial mantle, globe and scepter in right hand, mappa in left
PROVIDEN_TIAE AVGG
Campgate with six rows, three turrets, no doors, no star above, top and bottom rows empty blocks
L in right field
SMHA in exergue
18mm x 20mm, 3.12g
RIC VII, 48 (C2)

Note: Part of the drapery on this coin vs. the last has straight lines without dots.


Licinius I, AE3, 318-320, Heraclea, Officina 2
IMP LICI_NIVS AVG
Laureate bust right, wearing imperial mantle, globe and scepter in right hand, mappa in left
PROVIDEN_TIAE AVGG
Campgate with six rows, three turrets, no doors, no star above, top and bottom rows empty blocks
L in right field
SMHB in exergue
19mm x 20mm, 3.39g
RIC VII, 48 (C1)


Licinius I, AE3, 318-320, Heraclea, Officina 2
IMP LICI_NIVS AVG
Laureate bust right, wearing imperial mantle, globe and scepter in right hand, mappa in left
PROVIDEN_TIAE AVGG
Campgate with six rows, three turrets, no doors, no star above, top and bottom rows empty blocks
L in right field
SMHB in exergue
19mm x 20mm, 3.04g
RIC VII, 48 (C1)

Note: The drapery on this example has a lot more lines and less dots than the previous specimen.


Licinius I, AE3, 318-320, Heraclea, Officina 2
IMP LICI_NIVS AVG
Laureate bust right, wearing imperial mantle, globe and scepter in right hand, mappa in left
PROVIDEN_TIAE AVGG
Campgate with six rows, three turrets, no doors, no star above, top and bottom rows empty blocks
L in right field
SMHB in exergue
19mm x 21mm, 3.57g
RIC VII, 48 (C1)

Note: The drapery on this example has more lines down the front and curved line and dot pattern across the neckline.


Licinius II, AE3, 318-320, Heraclea, Officina 3
D N VAL LICIN LICINIVS NOB C
Laureate bust right, wearing imperial mantle, globe and scepter in right hand, mappa in left
PROVIDEN_TIAE CAESS
Campgate with six rows, three turrets, no doors, no star above, top and bottom rows empty blocks
L in right field
SMHG in exergue
19mm x 20mm, 2.91g
RIC VII, 49 (S)


Constantius II, AE3, 324, Heraclea, Officina 2
FL IVL CONSTANTIVS NOB C
Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust left
PROVIDEN_TIAE CAESS
Campgate with seven rows, three turrets, no doors, star above, top and bottom rows empty blocks
SMHB . in exergue
18mm x 19mm, 3.75g
RIC VII, 65 (--) (Unattested officina)


Constantine II, AE3, 324, Heraclea, Officina 3
CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C
Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right
PROVIDEN_TIAE CAESS
Campgate with six rows, two turrets, no doors, star above, top and bottom rows empty blocks
. SMHG . in exergue
19mm x 21mm, 2.78g
RIC VII, 67 (R4)
Ex Keith Metzer Collection, October 2003


Constantine II, AE3, 324, Heraclea, Officina 5
CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C
Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right
PROVIDEN_TIAE CAESS
Campgate with six rows, two turrets, no doors, star above, top and bottom rows empty blocks
. SMHE . in exergue
18mm x 19mm, 2.57g
RIC VII, 67 (--) (Unattested officina)
Ex Keith Metzer Collection, October 2003


Crispus, AE3, 325-326, Heraclea, Officina 3
CRISPVS-NOB CAES
Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right
PROVIDEN_TIAE CAESS
Campgate with six rows, two turrets, no doors, star above, top and bottom rows empty blocks
SMHG in exergue
18mm x 19mm, 3.48g
RIC VII, 75 (R4)


Constantine II, AE3, 325-326, Heraclea, Officina 3
CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C
Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right
PROVIDEN_TIAE CAESS
Campgate with five rows, two turrets, no doors, star above, top and bottom rows empty blocks
SMHG in exergue
19mm x 20mm, 3.66g
RIC VII, 77 (C1)


Constantine II, AE3, 325-326, Heraclea, Officina 3
CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C
Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right
PROVIDEN_TIAE CAESS
Campgate with six rows, two turrets, no doors, star above, top and bottom rows empty blocks
SMHG in exergue
18mm, 2.44g
RIC VII, 77 (C1)


Constantine II, AE3, 325-326, Heraclea, Officina 3
CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C
Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right
PROVIDEN_TIAE CAESS
Campgate with seven rows, two turrets, no doors, star above, top and bottom rows empty blocks
SMHG in exergue
18mm x 19mm, 2.42g
RIC VII, 77 (C1)


Constantine II, AE3, 325-326, Heraclea, Officina 3
CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C
Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right
PROVIDEN_TIAE CAESS
Campgate with seven rows, two turrets, no doors, star above, top and bottom rows empty blocks
SMHG in exergue
18mm x 19mm, 3.65g
RIC VII, 77 (C1)

Note: Straight vertical line type, not offset blocks


Constantine II, AE3, 325-326, Heraclea, Officina 4
CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C
Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right
PROVIDEN_TIAE CAESS
Campgate with six rows, two turrets, no doors, star above, top and bottom rows empty blocks
SMHD in exergue
19mm x 20mm, 3.20g
RIC VII, 77 (C2)
Ex Keith Metzer Collection, October 2003


Constantius II, AE3, 325-326, Heraclea, Officina 3
FL IVL CONSTANTIVS NOB C
Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust left
PROVIDEN_TIAE CAESS
Campgate with seven rows, two turrets, no doors, star above, top and bottom rows empty blocks
SMHG in exergue
18mm x 19mm, 3.14g
RIC VII, 78 (C2)


Constantius II, AE3, 325-326, Heraclea, Officina 4
FL IVL CONSTANTIVS NOB C
Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust left
PROVIDEN_TIAE CAESS
Campgate with eight rows, two turrets, no doors, star above, top and bottom rows empty blocks
SMHD in exergue
17mm x 19mm, 3.43g
RIC VII, 78 (S)

Note: This coin was purchased as a potential modern cast forgery.


Constantius II, AE3, 326, Heraclea, Officina 3
FL IVL CONSTANTIVS NOB C
Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust left
PROVIDEN_TIAE CAESS
Campgate with five rows, two turrets, no doors, star above, top and bottom rows empty blocks
SMHG . in exergue
18mm x 20mm, 3.00g
RIC VII, 84 (C1)


Constantius II, AE3, 326, Heraclea, Officina 5
FL IVL CONSTANTIVS NOB C
Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust left
PROVIDEN_TIAE CAESS
Campgate with five rows, two turrets, no doors, star above, top and bottom rows empty blocks
SMHE . in exergue
19mm x 20mm, 3.23g
RIC VII, 84 (R2)
Ex Keith Metzer Collection, October 2003


Constantius II, AE3, 326, Heraclea, Officina 5
FL IVL CONSTANTIVS NOB C
Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust left
PROVIDEN_TIAE CAESS
Campgate with six rows, two turrets, no doors, star above, top and bottom rows empty blocks
SMHE . in exergue
18mm x 20mm, 3.22g
RIC VII, 84 (R2)
Ex Keith Metzer Collection, October 2003


Constantine II, AE3, 327-329, Heraclea, Officina 1
CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C
Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right
PROVIDEN_TIAE CAESS
Campgate with eight rows, two turrets, no doors, star above, top and bottom rows empty blocks
Pellet in left field
SMHA in exergue
18mm x 19mm, 3.04g
RIC VII, 96 (C3)


Constantine II, AE3, 327-329, Heraclea, Officina 2
CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C
Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right
PROVIDEN_TIAE CAESS
Campgate with eight rows, two turrets, no doors, star above, top and bottom rows empty blocks
Pellet in left field
SMHB in exergue
17mm x 19mm, 3.10g
RIC VII, 96 (C3)


Constantine II, AE3, 327-329, Heraclea, Officina 3
CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C
Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right
PROVIDEN_TIAE CAESS
Campgate with seven rows, two turrets, no doors, star above, top and bottom rows empty blocks
Pellet in left field
SMHG in exergue
18mm x 19mm, 3.01g
RIC VII, 96 (C2)


Constantine II, AE3, 327-329, Heraclea, Officina 5
CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C
Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right
PROVIDEN_TIAE CAESS
Campgate with eight rows, two turrets, no doors, star above, top and bottom rows empty blocks
Pellet in left field
SMHE in exergue
17mm x 19mm, 2.55g
RIC VII, 96 (C3)


Constantius II, AE3, 327-329, Heraclea, Officina 3
FL IVL CONSTANTIVS NOB C
Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust left
PROVIDEN_TIAE CAESS
Campgate with six rows, two turrets, no doors, star above, top and bottom rows empty blocks
Pellet in left field
SMHG in exergue
18mm x 20mm, 2.91g
RIC VII, 97 (C1)


Constantius II, AE3, 327-329, Heraclea, Officina 3
FL IVL CONSTANTIVS NOB C
Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust left
PROVIDEN_TIAE CAESS
Campgate with eight rows, two turrets, no doors, star above, top and bottom rows empty blocks
Pellet in left field
SMHG in exergue
18mm x 19mm, 2.93g
RIC VII, 97 (C1)


Constantius II, AE3, 327-329, Heraclea, Officina 5
FL IVL CONSTANTIVS NOB C
Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust left
PROVIDEN_TIAE CAESS
Campgate with seven rows, two turrets, no doors, star above, top and bottom rows empty blocks
Pellet in left field
SMHE in exergue
18mm x 19mm, 2.38g
RIC VII, 97 (S)


Constantine II, AE3, 329-330, Heraclea, Officina 1
CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C
Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right
PROVIDEN_TIAE CAESS
Campgate with eight rows, two turrets, no doors, star above, top and bottom rows empty blocks
* in left field
SMHA in exergue
19mm x 20mm, 3.36g
RIC VII, 107 (S)
Ex Keith Metzer Collection, October 2003


Constantine II, AE3, 329-330, Heraclea, Officina 3
CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C
Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right
PROVIDEN_TIAE CAESS
Campgate with eight rows, two turrets, no doors, star above, top and bottom rows empty blocks
* in left field
SMHG in exergue
19mm x 20mm, 2.87g
RIC VII, 107 (R3)
Ex Keith Metzer Collection, October 2003

*** Not in RIC VII ***


Crispus, AE3, c.317, Heraclea, Officina 3
D N FL IVL CRISPVS NOB CAES
Laureate bust left, wearing imperial mantle, globe and scepter in left hand, mappa in right
PROVIDEN_TIAE CAESS
Campgate with six rows, three turrets, no doors, no star above, top and bottom rows empty blocks
SHTG in exergue
18mm x 19mm, 3.36g
RIC VII, --

Note: SHT is a very unusual mint mark configuration and such a series does not appear to be documented. Also, it technically is incorrect as S should be followed by M for Sacra Moneta. HT is valid, but the combination could be a blunder. Perhaps the exergue is SMTG, but then the coin would not have any designation for Heraclea in it, which the obverse is definitely from this mint if an official coin. Maybe an elaborate cast fake? The edges are pretty smooth with some cleaning marks and there are some small pits on the surface in a couple of places, but all of this could be results of some spotty corrosion and aggressive conservation. Decent amount of silvering on obverse and reverse, so if this is a cast fake, it is an extremely convincing one. Another plausible explanation for the exergue would be it original having been MHTG with SM created during conservation from MH, which seems the most likely explanation based on the thickness of the S on the right side, even though the shape and thickness of the S is pretty consistent with the others in the legends.


Constantine II, AE3, Heraclea, c.327-329, Officina 3
CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C
Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right
PROVIDEN_TIAE CAESS
Campgate with six rows, two turrets, no doors, star above, top and bottom rows empty blocks
Large pellet in left field, small pellet in right field
SMHG in exergue
18mm x 19mm, 2.73g
RIC VII, --
Ex Keith Metzer Collection, October 2003

Note: RIC does not list a series with pellets in both fields. May be a die error or a stray celator mark on a standard RIC 96.

*** Mules ***


Licinius II/I Mule, AE3, c.316-317, Heraclea, Officina 4
D N VAL LICIN LICINIVS NOB C
Laureate bust left, wearing imperial mantle, globe and scepter in left hand, mappa in right
PROVIDEN_TIAE AVGG
Campgate with five rows, three turrets, no doors, no star above, top and bottom rows empty blocks
MHTA in exergue
19mm x 20mm, 2.76g
RIC VII, --

Mule of Licinius II for obverse and Licinius I (?) for reverse. This may be an imitative product instead of an official mint issue.

*** Imitative (see also the Imitative Campgate page) ***


Licinius I, AE3, 316-317, Heraclea, Officina 5
IMP LICI_NIVS AVG
Laureate bust left, wearing imperial mantle, globe and scepter in left hand, mappa in right
PROVIDEN_TIAE AVGG (all retrograde)
Campgate with seven rows, three turrets, no doors, no star above, top and bottom rows empty blocks
HTE in exergue (retrograde)
19mm x 20mm, 3.09g
RIC VII, 15 (R2) for type
Ex CNG Electronic Auction 134, Lot 452, March 2006

Note: This specimen is of convincingly good style with much silvering remaining. This could have easily passed as an authentic mint product had the celator not engraved the entire reverse retrograde.


Licinius I/II Mule, AE3, c.316-317, Heraclea, Officina 4
IMP LICI_NIVS AVG
Laureate bust of Licinius I left, wearing imperial mantle, holding globe and scepter in left hand, mappa in right
PROVIDEN_TIAE CAESS
Campgate with seven rows, three turrets, no doors, no star above, top and bottom rows empty blocks
MHTD in exergue
17mm x 18mm, 3.19g
RIC VII, --

Mule of Licinius I for obverse and Licinius II (?) for reverse. Most likely an imitative piece in good style. Legends are legible, but font is not of official style.


Constantine II, AE3, Heraclea Mint Type
D N I CONOITSN...
Laureate, draped bust left, globe and scepter in left
D N C C T-T N C I S
Campgate with five rows, three turrets, no doors, no star above, top and bottom rows empty blocks
HTI in exergue
17mm x 18mm, 2.56g

Note: Several of the letters in the obverse legend are retrograde and most of the reverse legend as well.


Licinius II, AE3, Heraclea Mint Type
D N VAL LICIN LICINIVS NOD C
Laureate, draped bust left, globe and scepter in left, mappa in right
OROVIDEN_TIAE CAESS
Campgate with four rows, three turrets, no doors, no star above, top and bottom rows empty blocks
N7J in exergue
17mm x 18mm, 2.30g

Note: Ns in obverse legend and Ss in reverse legend, retrograde. Exergue meaningless.