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Old Mar 14, 2012, 06:46 PM   #1
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a real time video of a metal detector enthusiast finding a gold aureus of Claudius!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0q-65...&feature=share

This is a real time video of a metal detector enthusiast finding a gold aureus of Claudius!!!! Here is the description of the coin-from what I can see.

Claudius. AD 41-54. AV Aureus (7.53 g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck AD 46-47. TI CLAVD • CAESAR • AVG P • M • TR • P • VI • IMP • XI, laureate head right / PACI AVGVSTAE, Pax-Nemesis advancing right, spitting into upper fold of drapery she lifts with her right hand, holding winged caduceus in her left hand; to right, serpent right. RIC I 38; von Kaenel type 24; Calicσ 367; BMCRE 39; BN 49-50 (Lugdunum mint).

How cool would this be?

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Old Mar 15, 2012, 02:56 PM   #2
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Too bad it was not found by a collector

It is too bad it was not found by a collector who would want to keep the coin and not rush to put it up for sale. Although, as I understand it, they will have to report the coin to the authorities before they can sell it, if it is not found to be a significant coin and purchased by the government. I could be wrong.

I wish I could find one.

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Old Mar 15, 2012, 08:20 PM   #3
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Im with you Paul, I would have kept it, find of a lifetime.
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