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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…

Rare and valuable pendant of high quality gold found in Norfolk

The front features an image of Emperor Justinian

Mr. Godfrey Pratt from Norfolk made a rare and valuable discovery on a field near Attleborough, with his metal detector.  At first, he thought it may be just a golden bottle cap, but upon uncovering it more,  discovered a pendant made of high-quality gold in a good condition, dating back to the 6th Century.
Made more than 1,500 years ago, this early Anglo-Saxon pendant features the image of Emperor Justinian as it appeared on Byzantine coin. 
Finds officer Dr. Adrian Marsden from Norwich Castle Museum said it was originally made in France, may have come to England as result of an export trade at the time and that the jewelry likely had a special significance to the owner and was buried with them.
It could possibly indicate a cemetery on the field where it was found and Mr. Pratt joined a search project lead by a team from the Norfolk Heritage Recovery Group.
The pendant is due for valuation by the British Museum, following evaluation by the coroner, after which Mr. Pratt will be rewarded for the find.  Mr Pratt is an experienced metal detectorist and has made other finds of archaeological interest.




A similar pendant (pictured left), which was declared a treasure in 2013, was discovered by another metal detectorist on land at North Elmham.
It is approximately the size of a modern penny and an imitation of a gold solidus coin featuring emperor Maurice Tiberius (582-602 AD).
This pendant is also believed to have entered England from it's origin in France and buried with it's the owner.

Both pendants were made into jewelry following their arrival in England and belonged to wealthy people.

 
                       

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