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An Ancient Roman Gold Coin Found in a Field Just Sold for $700,000 at Auction, Making One Very Happy Metal Detectorist

A 30-year-old British man with a metal detector came across a small 24-carat gold coin the size of a penny this past March. Yesterday, it sold at auction for $700,000. The 1,700-year-old coin, an ancient Roman aureus, depicts the face of Allectus, a finance minister in Roman Britain … Read entire story.

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