Each coin card is unique in that it is handmade using a genuine ancient Roman coin unearthed in Britain. Every coin has been restored & cleaned using the very latest museum tested methods to ensure the finest quality possible. These are bronze, or copper and come from various dates and provinces. Each rested under British soil since circa 1st-2nd Century AD. The card is handmade and left blank ready for your chosen message, making it the perfect gift not only for any occasion, but also for anyone. Ideal for that hard to please person. In 43AD the Emperor Claudius ordered his general Aulus Plautius to take an army of 40,000 men and invade Britain. This was a year after Julius Caesar had first landed on the Island. Within three short months the Emperor felt safe enough to visit his new province. The first settlements were in what is now Kent. The rest came under rule during the next 40 years. The Romans themselves were to remain in Britain for 400 years in total and left a very rich heritage behind them.