Friday, August 1, 2014

Ancient History News--Nero's coin

Roman Coin from 64-65 AD Found ...

stumbling on this

A golden aureus, the equivalent of what a Roman soldier would be paid for a year of service, lying in the dirt as if it had been dropped yesterday. The coin was found by a volunteer archaeologist at a site in northern England called Vindolanda, once the location of a Roman fort. The face on the coin is the emperor Nero--known to have terrorized Rome, and in particular, early Christians. 


Read more about the story at Discovery News.

Nero is plays a major role in my historical suspense novel, Vestal Virgin.