This gold medallion formed part of a great treasure of Roman medallions, coins and jewellery found at Beaurains, near Arras, in September 1922. The medallion is now in the Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris and is a good example of the quality of medallic art of the period.
It is the equivalent of a gold ten-aureus piece and the solid gold weighs 52.88g. It bears a mint-mark PTR, that of Trier in Germany, and would have been minted as a commemorative piece for special occasions. It would never have been in everyday circulation.