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Offline Joshmaggosh

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Doors! Campgate fun
« on: December 08, 2017, 11:05:02 PM »
Hi all,
I've been on the hunt for a nice campgate with doors for awhile but either high cost or other coin purchases have gotten in the way. I finally found a nice one, at a nice price, at the right time!

Anyway, I thought I'd share it. It looks like it has seen a bit of corrosion but overall it's pretty sharp.

Anyone know anything interesting about it outside of the normal attribution information? Happy Friday everyone!

Constantine I   
CONSTAN-TINVS AVG   
VIRTV-S AVGG
S - F
ARLP   
Arles   RIC VII Arles 313; Sear 16309
327AD

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Re: Doors! Campgate fun
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2017, 12:38:47 AM »
Bruun noted 20 different door types in “The Constantinian Coinage of Arelate”

below is the chart

yours looks like H


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Re: Doors! Campgate fun
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2017, 01:56:00 PM »
These doors are really interesting. In this thread http://www.lateromanbronzecoinforum.com/index.php/topic,1066.msg3001.html#msg3001 there are a few examples of door decorations.

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Re: Doors! Campgate fun
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2017, 12:10:19 AM »
Yes, I love the door handles(?)



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Re: Doors! Campgate fun
« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2017, 11:32:43 PM »
Very cool, thank you for posting that diagram of door types and the link to other examples. I wonder why the mint at Arles was so interested in doors and... since they look so cool, why other mints never tried them out on campmates of this time?