FORVM Choice gVF Constantine the Great AE20 Antioch Campgate Rare (R3)

Ancient Coins - FORVM Choice gVF Constantine the Great AE20 Antioch Campgate Rare (R3)
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Constantine the Great, Early 307 - 22 May 337 A.D.
 
RL86837. Billon centenionalis, RIC VII Antioch 78 (R3), LRBC I 1345, SRCV IV 16269, Cohen VII 454, Hunter V -, Choice gVF, well centered and struck, brown tone, slight porosity, 3.323g, 19.6mm, 315o, 7th officina, Antioch (Antakya, Turkey) mint, CONSTAN-TINVS AVG, laurel and rosette-diademed head right, ladder-form diadem with two laurel leaves in every other division; reverse PROVIDENTIAE AVGG (to the foresight of the two emperors), campgate with two turrets, no doors, no pellet under arch, star above, SMANTZ in exergue; ex Beast Coins, the Zachary `Beast` Beasley Collection of Camp Gates; rare
 
In 327 A.D., when this coin was struck and in the city where this coin was struck, construction began on the Domus Aurea (Latin: golden house), the cathedral of Antioch. The cathedral is thought to have been located on an island where the Seleucid's Imperial Palace of Antioch had been located. The church became a major point of the controversy between Christians and Julian the Apostate when the latter closed the cathedral in response to the burning of an ancient temple to Apollo in the nearby suburb of Daphne. From 526 to 587 it suffered from a series of earthquakes, fires and Persian attacks, before being finally destroyed in another earthquake in 588, after which it was not rebuilt.
Price SKU: RL86837
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