AN Oxfordshire school has had its own unique handmade coin created, inspired by the Romans who once lived in the area.

A parent at Aureus Primary School, named after a hoard of gold Roman coins found in Didcot in 1995, has created the coin.

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Mike Page used the historical links as a basis and created a unique ‘golden’ coin for the school to display, complete with its logo and 12 values.

The word Aureus comes from the Latin for golden and the hoard of 126 coins represented ten years wages for a Roman soldier.