2000 y.o. gold coin with first "Brexiteer"

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  1. JulieW

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    [​IMG]Immaculate gold coin worth £100,000 emblazoned with the face of 'the first Brexiteer' who took Britain out of the Roman Empire in 293AD is discovered by an amateur metal detectorist

    An amateur metal detectorist scouring the grounds of a field in Kent has discovered a perfectly preserved gold coin dating back almost 2,000 years.

    It is emblazoned with the face of Emperor Allectus who is being touted as the first Brexiteer after he took Britain out of the Roman Empire during his reign around 293AD.

    The 24 carat gold coin, known as an Aureus, is expected to sell for £100,000 (NZ $193,613) when it goes to auction later this year.

    An anonymous hobbyist found the coin in a newly-ploughed field near an ancient Roman road in Dover, Kent.

    https://www.msn.com/en-in/news/worl...ateur-metal-detectorist/ar-BBVFTTY?li=AAggbRN

     
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    "First Brexiteer" HA!!

    Allectus was a
    Menapian - in modern terms, most likely a Belgian or Frenchman.

    Allectus was a high-level staffer (treasuer/off-sider) to a Roman governor named Carausius, whom he murdered.

    His 'reign' lasted all of three years before Legions from Mainland Europe crushed his 'little britain' rebellion.
     
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    Linked source: http://quod.lib.umich.edu/cgi/t/tex...01;q1=demosthenes;size=l;frm=frameset;seq=147
     
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    The only gay in the village?
     
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