2015 Swiss 2000 Years of Aventicum 50-Franc Gold Coin

May 27, 2015 in Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Commemorative, Gold, Gold Coins, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, World Coins

By: Michael Zielinski (News and Commentary on World Coins)


The Federal Mint Swissmint has released a new commemorative gold coin which marks 2000 years of Aventicum. The obverse design carries an image of the famous Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius.

Aventicum, the capital city of the Helvetii, whose territory once stretched over nearly all of the Swiss Plateau region, had almost 20,000 inhabitants in the third century AD. The city was constructed at the start of the first century AD, shortly after the territory of the Helvetii was annexed to the Roman Empire. Soon after coming to power in the year 69 AD, the Roman Emperor Vespasian gave Aventicum the… Full article at the source>

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