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Rare gold Roman coin was discovered in Hungary

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Coin of Volusianus
Coin of Volusianus | Photo: Krisztián Balla

In southwestern Hungary, in Kaposvár, a rare gold Roman coin (aureus) was discovered showing Emperor Volusianus who co-ruled with his father Trebonianus Gallus for only two years; then they were killed by their own soldiers. The object is dated 251-253 CE.

The emperor was depicted wearing a beard and a crown. The reverse shows Libertas, the personification of freedom.

The exact place where the discovery was made remains unknown as the researchers want to prevent illegal treasure hunts in the area. Other coins were also found on the spot – silver and bronze, a key, a brooch and a ring. The objects will go to the collection of the Rippl-Rónai museum in Kaposvár.

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