A Hiker Found an Extremely Rare Gold Coin almost 2,000 Years Old

NOTE: not a gold "denarius" as the expert denotes, but an aureus, RCV 3338 (RIC 820, BMCRE 699) minted in Rome CE 107 and valued by Sear in 2002 in EF at $16,500

OCRE reference with photo,

The newly found example is much nicer than the example illustrated in OCRE that resides in the BM