Iconic but defeated Queen Baudicca appeared on an ancient coin, while victorious Roman governor Paulinus got fired – and didn’t even get his face on a coin.
Barbarians used gold as currency to purchase goods from the Romans or in metalsmithing to create ornaments and other objects from the soft yellow metal.
When Rome’s ties to Britain collapse, it is up to an unlikely Emperor to launch an invasion. One of history’s greatest women rises up against the empire.
The story of Roman Britain can be told not only through the historians who recorded it, but in the hard archaeological data found in its ancient coins.