Jan 27, 2012
From 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 item was hit upon by a mudlarker on the Thames foreshore near Putney Bridge, whilst searching with a metal detector….
The object has been dated, by experts at the Museum of London, to the Roman period and approximately the 1st century AD. There is much debate about the precise use of these Roman spintria although they are widely thought to be brothel tokens, which were exchanged for sex.
(via Boing Boing)
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