Metal Detector Discovers Gold

An amateur metal detector enthusiast scouring the grounds of a field near an ancient Roman road in Dover, Kent has discovered a perfectly preserved gold coin dating back almost 2,000 years. Which is amazing considering the fact that the coin is composed of 24 carat gold.

The ancient Roman gold coin, known as an Aureus, is expected to sell for about $130,000 when it goes to auction later this year.

The enthusiast who discovered the coin initially thought the coin was fake due to its condition until he weighted it. The coin measured 4.31 grams and alerted him that is finding was legitimate.

 

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