London Olympic Dig Reveals Old Roman Coin and Pottery

by on November 29, 2007 · 0 comments

An example of a Roman coin, like the one found on an Olympic dig siteLondon is the host city for the Games of the XXX Olympiad in 2012. Billions will be spent on infrastructure and other improvements in supporting the Olympic Games.

To hit timelines and get ready for the games, construction work has already begun.

That work has resulted in interesting archeological discoveries while digging for the planned Aquatics Centre in Stratford, east London.

In what looks to be an area that was once a small settlement, pottery from the 4th century and an old Roman coin were found buried beneath a river wall.

The Roman coin is said to date back to 330-335 AD and depicts two soldiers and two standards on one side and an inscription of Constantine on the other.

The coin and pottery items will more than likely make their way to the Museum of London for display.

The BBC News website contains an article and image of the actual coin found.

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