Stupid historical fact #ArtHistory #History

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.

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@ohyran

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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