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The E-Sylum:  Volume 11, Number 4, January 27, 2008, Article 30

NEW FIND: GOLD COINS OF CARAUSIUS, "EMPEROR OF BRITAIN"

[George Fuld forwarded this item from The Times of London
about recently discovered gold coins of Carausius.  -Editor]

Two “extremely important” gold coins that shed light on a
little-known rebel Roman emperor from the 3rd century AD
have been unearthed by a farmer in the Nottinghamshire and
Derbyshire area. They relate to the Roman commander Carausius,
who declared himself Emperor of Britain around 286 or 287
after the Emperor in Rome ordered his execution. He was
overthrown in a coup d’état by his finance minister,
Allectus, in 293.

The coins were handed in to the Portable Antiquities Scheme
and moved to the British Museum. The scheme is facing a
freeze in funding, despite recording more than 314,000
discoveries that have revealed many new archaeological sites.
The farmer’s identity is not being revealed because
archaeologists are to explore the site.

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  Wayne Homren, Editor

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