Two Roman gold Imperial aurei by Unknown Artist

One coin was minted in Lyon, then capital of Gaul, and the other in Rome.


Diameter: 1) 2 cm; 2) 1.9 cm
Art Fund grant:
£745 ( Total: £2,979)
Acquired in:
Department for Culture, Media and Sport

Both were part of a hoard which was deposited near the Roman fort at Wall, south Staffordshire, sometime after 75 AD. They are fine examples of portraiture and craftsmanship, showing clear likenesses of the Emperors represented on the obverse.


Found as part of a larger hoard in the parish of Shenstone, South Staffordshire by a metal detectorist; declared Treasure August 2002.

Venue details

The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery Bethesda Street, Hanley, STOKE-ON-TRENT Staffordshire ST1 3DW 01782 232 323

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass

Mon – Sat, 10am – 5pm
Sun, 11am – 4pm

Please see the Potteries Museum & Art Gallery website for Christmas opening