Ancient Roman and other numismatic antiquities. Some Roman coins may be considered British, they were used on a day to day basis within the whole of the Roman Empire and that included most of Britain from 43AD to 410AD. Ancient hammered coins, be they Roman, Turkish or Syrian remain fascinating pieces of history, amazing survivors and pose all sorts of questions. How did a second century BC Persian daric make its way to a field in Jersey ?
Murdered at the age of just 12 by his own bodyguard, the fabled praetorian guard ,when news broke of the death of his father in Rome. There must be some natural justice, Decius the man responsible for the deeds also reigned for just two years having met h
Roman Empire Silver Denarius Coin Emperor Septimius Severus 208AD
Emperor Septimus Severus travelled to Britain in 208AD and is perhaps best known for his strengthening of Hadrian's Wall and failed invasion of Caledonia, modern day Scotland.