Amazing discovery of rare Roman coin in Ilminster
A Roman coin dating back to AD 269 has been found among a bequeathed private collection in Somerset.
The coin is a radiate of Gaius Marcus Aurelius Marius, an emperor believed to have reigned for only months.
It was discovered in the Ilminster area and is part of a collection of hundreds of coins owned by Bristol-born James Stevens Cox, who died in 1997.
Ben Sayers, from the Community Heritage Access Centre in Yeovil, said it was “an amazing discovery”.
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