Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Roman Coin Discovered in Texas Burial Mound

Roman Coin Discovered in Texas Burial Mound


The Daily Herald (Chicago, Ill) December 24, 1976
  Austin, Tex. (UPI) The discovery of a dime sized piece of metal in an Indian mound is causing some consternation among anthropologists.
   The COIN minted in London in 313-314 A.D., is found so frequently in Europe it is not worth faking, said dr. John Kroll, assistant professor of classics at the university. It is inscribed in one side with the head of a young emperor wearing the laurel crown and the other side with the sun.  it was worth a nickel in its time and the only about $10.00 today. but Epstein said, "For my purposes, it's invaluable.'