Roman Gold Solidus of Julius Nepos

This beautiful Roman gold coin found recently near Shalfleet is a solidus of Julius Nepos (AD 474-475)  At this time the Western Roman Empire was on the point of collapse. Nepos proclaimed himself emperor in June 474 but was murdered the next year. The coin is a rare find and this is the only example …more

Very Rare Anglo-Saxon Coin

A recent find made on the Isle of Wight IOW-43BDDE is a complete round Early-Medieval (Anglo-Saxon) silver halfpenny of Edward the Elder (899-924) minted by Wulfheard. Round halfpennies from the Anglo-Saxon period are very rare (most halfpennies are simply pennies cut in half). This is the first recorded round halfpenny of Edward recorded on the …more