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Offline Victor

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Constantius II campgate from Constantinople
« on: November 21, 2017, 08:52:18 AM »
this coin is not in RIC for workshop B


Constantius II
A.D. 327
18x19mm    3.6gm
FL IVL CONSTANTIVS NOB C; Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust left.
PROVIDEN-TIAE CAESS; camp gate with two turrets and star between them, in left field B.
in ex. CONS
RIC VII Constantinople 21

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Re: Constantius II campgate from Constantinople
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2017, 11:38:34 AM »
Nice catch and a great looking coin!

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Re: Constantius II campgate from Constantinople
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2017, 06:44:20 AM »
What a nice coin!!!!

I love the campgate.

Congrats, Ignacio.

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Re: Constantius II campgate from Constantinople
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2017, 10:37:26 AM »
it's a really nice looking coin and I was a bit surprised to find it. It came in a group of 14 coins, but only four coins were shown in the picture for the auction. I decided to gamble and bid...this coin made it worthwhile.

Below is the auction picture




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Re: Constantius II campgate from Constantinople
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2017, 02:33:34 PM »
Very nice coin. I am pretty sure that this is the same specimen which was sold eight years ago on Jean Elsen auction for EUR 90.

http://www.notinric.lechstepniewski.info/7con10_b.html

Officinae A and B could be listed as CONSTANTINOPLE 21 or CONSTANTINOPLE 10.


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Re: Constantius II campgate from Constantinople
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2017, 09:54:02 PM »
thanks for the link...the Jean Elsen coin is definitely the same. It is strange that CNG threw it in a group and did not even photo it. Of course, I have noticed that the bigger auction companies sometimes tend to not appreciate Late Roman bronze coins.