Missorium of Theodosius I
I can't imagine hitting something like this with a plough, and then trying to find scraps of silver in the soil.
First thoughts on seeing this could be that it's a bit unusual to have cherubs on a Roman piece, but Theodosius was a Christian and is acklnowledged as a Saint by the Greek Orthodox Church.
He was born in Cacua, Spain, on 11th January 397 A.D. and was baptised by Acholius of Thessalonica during the autumn of 380 A.D.
He was Emperor from 379 to 395 A.D. There is a detailed life history and career - here -
If you'd like to know more about this amazing Museum and some of its' priceless and awe-inspiring exhibits
please take a look the text accompanying other pictures I've uploaded.
They can be found - here -.
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