The coin, bearing the image of Emperor Nero, dates from AD 64-65
A rare gold coin bearing the image of Roman emperor Nero has been unearthed in Northumberland.
It is the first gold coin to be found at the Roman fort site of Vindolanda where archaeologists have been digging for more than 40 years.
Dr Andrew Birley, director of excavations, described it as a "special" find.
It is likely to be put on display at Vindolanda's museum once it has been fully researched and documented.
The coin was found by dig volunteer Marcel Albert, from Nantes in France.Read the rest of this article...