Never seen one of these before. ITV news has a story about a radiate of the former blacksmith turned Emperor Marius, the successor to Emperor Postumus and found near Ilminster. He ruled for three months or so in AD269 from Trier.
A rare Roman coin from a turbulent era in history has been discovered in a collection donated to the Community Heritage Access Centre (CHAC) in Yeovil.
The collection was donated to the centre by the late Mr J Stevens-Cox. The coin is a radiate of Gaius Marcus Aurelius Marius, more simply known to us as Marius.
This coin is remarkable because the emperor himself is believed to have only reigned for a matter of days in AD 269 before being killed and becoming just another name in a long list of 50 emperors who reigned in 50 years of the 3rd century AD.