Two Roman gold Imperial aurei
- Art Funded
- Diameter: 1) 2 cm; 2) 1.9 cm
- Art Fund grant
- £745 (Total: £2,979)
- 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.
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