Stupid historical fact

This is a Swedish medallion from Bohuslän in 300 AD - made by a dude from the North who served in Rome as a soldier, made money, came home and tried to fashion himself as a roman emperor.

Thats him on the coin and the "latin" around the edges is just nonsense, jumbled random letters.

openstreetmap.org/#map=16/58.5

Here is where he lived... Where he served was most probably in south Germany but most probably more south than that.

Just a sidenote because when we think "300 AD" we forget that people moved around as much as they did.

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@ohyran

Wow, that is very cool!
Where did you find this?
Also, that coin is amazingly done, that kind of craftmanship put into it,

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@selea you should check out stuff like "brakteatrar" or "brakteat" which was stupid common in the Nordic countries during that time, same kind of craftsmanship

Also tthey found a roman ridersmask in Gotland in the 1980's which was probably/maybe lugged home by someone who served in Rome as a soldier.

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