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Late Roman Bronze coins / Campgate from Rome: unlisted?
« Last post by tjaart on February 11, 2018, 05:00:22 AM »
Hi all,

yesterday the annual Basel coin fair happened here and as usual I attended but without any high hopes. Although there are a number of stands focussing on Roman coins, they tend to be outside my price range. Two years ago I managed to find a little gem in a dealer's "cheap/junk box" (http://www.lateromanbronzecoinforum.com/index.php/topic,622.msg1791.html#msg1791). Last year I bought nothing at the show at all so this year I was not expecting to find anything. However, as usual I was perusing a tray filled with coins for CHF20 each and guess what I found. Another (unlisted?) campgate! It is not in greatest shape but I was thrilled.

Helmeted, cuirassed bust right
CONSTAN-TINVSAVG
Campgate, 4 turrets, no star, no doors, P in left, R in right
VIRTV-SAVGG
RT in exe.
19mm, 3.4g

Is this really an unlisted variety (variation of RIC VII Rome 184) or are my search skills just a bit poor today?

Thanks!
Tjaart

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Fakes / new fake seller-- nicktreasures
« Last post by Victor on February 10, 2018, 03:24:55 PM »
this fake seller has a fairly new eBay account, but is already listing quite a few fakes.

https://www.ebay.com/usr/nicktreasures

the thing below (based on medallions of Aurelian) is currently for sale with 35 bids and a price of $2,209.12...perhaps they are shill bids though as he uses private listings.



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COTD / Re: Rare Gratian from Constantinopolis
« Last post by Victor on February 09, 2018, 11:01:11 AM »
Nice find. Yes, it is 41d, but an unlisted workshop.
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COTD / Re: Rare Gratian from Constantinopolis
« Last post by Corduba on February 09, 2018, 10:24:12 AM »
A nice and rare coin.
I believe is Ric IX, Constantinople 41d. But  I don´t find the wreath and palm branch combination for  the 3th work shop.

Best regards, Ignacio.
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COTD / Rare Gratian from Constantinopolis
« Last post by Factor on February 08, 2018, 10:18:59 PM »
Received this one few days ago. One of the most common reverse types, but rare for Gratian from eastern mints. Impressive and realistic portrait for the period.
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Unlisted / Constantius I SAC MON VRB AVGG ET CAESS NN from Rome
« Last post by Victor on February 06, 2018, 09:23:30 AM »
Though this workshop is not recorded in RIC, there were 8 examples catalogued by King & Spaer #1030-1037.


King, C. E., and A. Spaer. “A Hoard of Coins from Northern Sinai.” NC  17 (1977)



Constantius I
A.D. 305
30mm   10.4gm
IMP C CONSTANTIVS P F AVG; laureate head right.
SAC MON VRB AVGG ET CAESS NN; Moneta standing left with scales & cornucopiae; ✶ in right.
In ex. RP
RIC VI Rome 120a
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COTD / Re: Maximinus II VIRTVS MILITVM from Cyzicus
« Last post by tjaart on February 06, 2018, 02:25:11 AM »
Glad to hear it went to a good home :)
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General Discussion / funny listing of the day
« Last post by Victor on February 05, 2018, 02:10:39 PM »
I guess this is a real crappy coin.  ;D


seller's description --


ROMAN REPUBLIC

Anonymous. 209-208 BC.

Ć As.

28mm // 18,56g.

Rome mint.

Obv: Laureate head of bearded Janus; I (mark of value) above.

Rev: Prow of galley right; I (mark of value) above, anchor to right.

Crawford 50/3.

"sh/it".

From the RBW Collection, with ticket.

Ex UBS 59 (2004), lot 6118.
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COTD / Re: Maximinus II VIRTVS MILITVM from Cyzicus
« Last post by Victor on February 05, 2018, 12:27:27 PM »
Yes, the obverse is a bit rough, but given the rarity; I took a gamble and bought it anyway.
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COTD / Re: Maximinus II VIRTVS MILITVM from Cyzicus
« Last post by tjaart on February 05, 2018, 12:08:53 PM »
The campgates with the gate/portcullis are quite rare. I was bidding on this one but couldn't get myself to bid more as the condition was a bit low for me. But nevertheless, they don't come up for sale often. I've seen (in the limited number of auctions I watch) about 4 in the last 2.5 years.

Tjaart
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