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Roman brothel token found in London

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Roman brothel token found in London

Post by parthianbow » Wed January 4th, 2012, 10:11 am

Dug out of the mud after 2,000 years: a token that was possibly used as currency in a Roman brothel. Read about it here.
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Post by LoveHistory » Wed January 4th, 2012, 4:35 pm

That certainly something you don't find every day!

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Post by fljustice » Wed January 4th, 2012, 5:13 pm

Thanks for the link! I had just checked my blog stats and noticed a weird search phrase "roman brothel coin" (used twice to get to my blog) and wondered why that one would come up. Now I know. Also fascinating story.
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Post by Divia » Wed January 4th, 2012, 9:09 pm

That's cool. I didnt know they had such things, but then again my knowledge of the time period is poor at best.

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Post by Rowan » Wed January 4th, 2012, 9:09 pm

Dangit parthianbow! You beat me too it. :p This made me snicker. I know it shouldn't, but it did. I guess just the thought of having special money just to pay the prostitutes is kinda odd. So if a prostitute "cleaned up" and went on a shopping spree, guess they'd all know her profession even if she weren't dressed for work?

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Post by SonjaMarie » Wed January 4th, 2012, 9:53 pm

I think they had to wear special clothes so ppl would know what they were.

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Post by Kveto from Prague » Wed January 4th, 2012, 10:55 pm

i wonder if the token is still redeemable.

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Post by Rowan » Thu January 5th, 2012, 4:23 pm

[quote=""Kveto from Prague""]i wonder if the token is still redeemable.[/quote]

Okay a simple LMAO is not acceptable here. The moment has passed thanks to the forum mechanics.:rolleyes:

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