In Saxony have found a unique gold coin of the IV century


Coins similar to those found very rare.

Roman gold coin of the 4th century of our era, which is unique, was discovered by the Amateur archaeologist in the district of Stade in Lower Saxony.

Matias Glusing found the coin near Fredenbeck. This area is known for its prehistoric mounds, but considerably to the North-East borders of the Roman Empire. The coin was the most unexpected discovery, writes the online edition of the with reference for a New time.

Coins similar to those found is very rare, as it was not intended for wide circulation and were minted in small quantities.

The coin was issued by Emperor Constanta, the youngest son of Constantine the Great. During the life of the father of the Constants has received the title of Caesar, and after his death, divided the rule of the Empire with his two brothers, Constantine II and Constantius II. The coin was made in 342-343 years in Siscia (modern Sisak in Croatian) which was the capital of the province of Pannonia. Mint in Siscia, was opened in the year 262 of our era, and was used as the Imperial mint until the end of the reign of graciana in 383 ad. The coins issued there during the 4th century, have sign SIS or SISC.

Found in Germany, gold solidus refers to coins that were minted in honor of significant events: the accession to the throne of the new Emperor, important military victories, the anniversary of the Board. At a special ceremony, the Emperor awarded with such coins their approximate. Among the previously found specimens of such coins have a hole, meaning that they were worn on the chest like medals.

This coin Constants ordered, celebrating his victory over the Franks in 342. The discovery of this coin in the North in such good condition may indicate that the solid was donated to the Saxon military leader, who provided crucial aid to the Roman Emperor. If so, it will be the earliest archaeological evidence of a Saxon military elite in modern Lower Saxony.

“There is strong evidence that the gold coin was sacrificed in a special place, characterized by a small Heath, a special group of barrows, ancient trail and the impressive hill” — said the archaeologist from Stade, Daniel Nesler.

The coin was purchased by the government and will be exhibited in the Schwedenspeicher Museum Stade.


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