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Campgates - Unusual examples not in our collection

Specimens on this page are examples I've run across, but do not own. The significance of it being on this page is explained in the notes for each coin.


Constantine II/Constantius II, AE3, 323-326?, Arles Imitative, No Officina?
FL IVL CONSTANTINVS IV NOB
Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust left
VIRTVS-EXECIT
Campgate with five rows, four turrets, no doors, no star above, top and bottom rows empty blocks
ARL crescent in exergue
18.5mm, 2.55g
RIC VII, --
Ex Lucie Courcy, eBay, October 2006

Note: This coin sports a slightly corrupted reverse legend of VIRTVS EXERCIT. A reverse legend not attested on an official campgate issue from any mint in the AE3 module. The known official reverse legends for campgates beginning with VIRTVS are AVGG, CAESS and MILITVM. Also, the obverse legend is corrupted from a combination of Constantius II with FL IVL CONSTANTIVS NOB C and Constantine II with CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C. Also, Constantinian bronze campgates always have a star on the reverse, which this lacks and this specimen has an unattested exergual mark. All in all, a remarkable coin.