Augustus Ceaser coin found whilst metal detecting in Cornwall by Gary Sicolo who is one of our group members. Gary found this example on one of his permissions laying on the surface of a ploughed field. The cornish soil conditions are harsh on roman silver and the majority that are found down here come out the ground with a similar patina.
When was the Augustus coin made?
The coinage reform of Augustus refers to the reform of Roman currency undertaken by Augustus in 23 BC.
Roman coin fact…
The first coins made in Rome resembled those that were produced in nearby Greece, where silver coins had been popular for several hundred years. In fact, the first coins discovered by historians actually had Greek letters. Later coins carried the name ‘Roma,’ the Romans’ word for themselves.