Saturday, January 07, 2012

Roman brothel token discovered in London

The first known Roman brothel token to have been discovered in London and most likely Britain, is on temporary display at the Museum of London.

The token or spintria, depicts a man and a woman having sex on one face, and has the Roman numerals XIIII (14) on the other. The lady appears to be lying on a couch on her front and a male figure is positioned behind her.

The spintria is roughly the size of a 10 pence piece and may even be the only such token ever found in Britain. It was then declared to the Museum of London under the Portable Antiquities Scheme.

Click here to read this article from History of the Ancient World