Seven unfortunate pieces with his effigy, three of which remain untraceable.
This is all that remains of Roman ruler Sponsianus.
Not the slightest mumble of a contemporary, not a single ruin, to attest to its role in history.
So much so that when his name burst onto the scene in the 18th century, thanks to species that emerged from the ground, one immediately thinks of any usurper who would have intrigued in a Rome in the grip of instability.
Before its existence is purely and simply denied by the experts...
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