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A Roman brothel token for London

by | 27th, January 2012

IS this a “brothel token”, as used by Romans and those who accepted their coinage in 1st century AD London? The Museum of London explains:

Caroline McDonald, Museum of London Curator, said: “This is the perfect archaeological object. It’s sexy and provocative in the best sense of the word. The lot of a Roman sex slave was not a happy one and objects like this can help the Museum of London provoke debates about issues that are relevant to the modern city and its visitors. Museums should engage with these more grown-up and sometimes less comfortable topics…”

Hang on to those La Vegas tokens, readers. They may yet yet buy you more than hope and regret…

Image 2: A recreation of an ancient Roman brothel is displayed at the Museum of Cycladic Art in Athens, on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2009. An Eros exhibition with 272 ancient objects, dating from the 6th century B.C. to the 4th century A.D., brought together from 50 museums around the world will run from Dec. 10, 2009 to April 5, 2010. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

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