8-year-old finds Roman-era silver coin in class sandbox

An 8-year-old boy enjoying in a sandbox at his elementary faculty in Germany unearthed an 1,800-year-old silver coin minted through the Roman Empire’s Pax Romana.

Overwhelmed with pleasure for actually discovering buried treasure within the schoolyard, the fourth grader — recognized solely by his first title, Bjarne — rushed residence to indicate the coin to his household in Bremen, a metropolis in northern Germany, upon discovering it in August 2022. After his mother and father contacted authorities, archaeologists confirmed that the coin was a Roman denarius minted through the reign of Emperor Marcus Aurelius Antoninus, who held the throne from A.D. 161 to 180, in response to a translated assertion launched on Aug. 11.

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