Arthur legends inspired by Carausius, say experts

A Roman cavalry lance head may prove that the legends of King Arthur were inspired by Roman soldiers and sailors. The contos head, dating to the 3rd century, was discovered in Norfolk County, England.

New theories point to Marcus Aurelius Mausaeus Carausius as the origin of Arthur. Carausius was a popular hero who rebelled against the emperor Maximian and minted coins based on the contos head. He has been identified with a Belgic tribe who worshipped a "bear god of the northern constellations and its related symbols, including a pagan type grail cup, magical blade weapons, meteorites, magnetic north, and the seasons named Artor."