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Emperor Allectus coin sells for £550k

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"Known as an Aureus, the 24 carat gold coin has just one matching example in the world which is in the British Museum and is thought to have been worth 25 pure silver dinarii.

"The coin depicts a noble-looking Allectus on one face and on the flip side has two captives kneeling at the feet of Apollo."

Full monty with pics at the UK Daily Mail: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-7112813/Incredible-2-300-year-old-Roman-coin-sells-550-000-auction.html


"In power from 293 to 296 AD, Allectus was one of two Roman emperors who ruled Britannia and northern Gaul as an independent nation between 286 and 296 AD."

Full report of the find back in April, with very nice images, at ArtNet: https://news.artnet.com/art-world/metal-detector-discovers-golden-roman-coin-1509847

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