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.


Fun, some charactersl ooks like cyrillic script. for example at the left, the б (b) of COIбXII . But cyrillic was created in 9th century (after Wikipedia), and this is around 300AD. The nearest glyph in greek script is δ, (delta) so not the same.


@popolon most probably the person who made it just had some kind of random instruction what the letter looked like and went with it.

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