Monday, 28 February 2022

Emperor Volusianus - binio

The large sum was lost at the Roman site in the Roman province of Pannonia Superior.
Researchers in Hungary discovered a rare gold Roman coin of Roman emperor Volusianus. The third-century coin depicts Emperor Volusianus, who co-ruled the Roman Empire for about two years with his father, until he was assassinated at age 22 by his own soldiers. The coin was minted during his rule, between A.D. 251 and 253. One side of the coin features a portrait of the emperor, while the other side depicts Libertas, freedom. The denomination of the coin is not an ordinary aureus, but a rare binio, i.e. a double aureus.