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Exceptionally rare gold coin worth 100k found in pristine condition

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A metal detector enthusiast made the discovery of a lifetime while searching on a freshly ploughed farm field near a historical Roman road in Dover, Kent.  As the 30-year-old detectorist removed the dirt from the shiny find, his initial reaction was that it must be a fake, as it was in absolute pristine condition.
Following authentication by the British Museum, it was confirmed that he found an exceptionally rare 24 carat Aureus coin, embellished with the face of Emperor Allectus who reigned during 293 AD, which dates it back to almost 2000 years ago.

The finder said 'At first I was quite skeptical of its authenticity because it was so shiny but when I realized what it could be potentially I just completely freaked out by it.'

The coin is approximately the size of a modern one penny and weighs 4.31 grams.  Displayed on one side is the head of Allectus and on the other, that of two captives kneeling at the feet of Apollo.

The only other known specimen of this coin in in the wo…

Hidden trunk of World War 2 soldier found


A trunk, containing the perfectly preserved possessions of a Nazi German soldier who fought on the Eastern Front sometime between 1941 and 1945, has been unearthed in Nevsky Pyatachok, Russia.
Among some of the possessions found in the trunk are alcohol, cigars, uniform, shoes and a wallet with German currency.
Historians will be working on determining who the owner is and tracking down their relatives. This can be a difficult and time-consuming task.
Nazi Germany declared war on Russia and began it’s an invasion, breaking a non-aggression pact.
This war on the Eastern Front lasted until 1945.

The trunk was found, deeply buried


A wallet, with German currency

A military uniform

Military hat

A postcard

A notebook

Bottles of rum

Boxes of cigars
A military tag provides clues to historians regarding the owner of the trunk

 
                     


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