Saturday, August 7, 2010

Big Dig discoveries ‘very encouraging’

DIGGERS at Brading Roman Villa have gone potty over a double discovery made during the opening few days of Big Dig 3.

A rare first century Vectis cooking pot and a copper coin, believed to be from the first or second century, were found to mark a successful start to the three-week dig.
The pot would have been for everyday use and it was made from Isle of Wight clay.

The coin is believed to be a Roman 'As’ with an image of a goddess on the front and it will be sent to the British Museum for formal identification.

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