The coin of the last pagan emperor of the Roman Empire was discovered in Norfolk, England with the help of metal detectors.
The coin depicts Julian the Apostle, who was part of the first Christian dynasty in Rome, but returned to paganism when he became emperor in 361 AD. Second A BBC News.
The object, discovered by two researchers with the help of metal detectors, may have been deliberately damaged to destroy the image of the last pagan emperor.
The coin is believed to have been concealed during a barbaric conspiracy in 37 AD, during which a dark period in the area saw the conquest attempt of images and Saxons.
The Roman coin found in Norfolk depicts the last pagan emperor Julian the Apostle, who may have deliberately damaged it in the fourth century AD to “destroy” the image of the emperor.
In 355 CE Julian was named Caesar of the Western Empire and successfully campaigned against the Germanic tribes.
However, during the campaign against the Persians, he was wounded by a false spear and could not resist injuries. He was the last pagan emperor of the Roman world, and for this reason he was known in history as a “monk” for not expressing the Christian faith while accepting and promoting Christianity.
The coin is part of about 15 gold and 226 silver coins found in the region.
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