Day 3 – It’s from where?

The day started with a surprise and it was yet another coin, this time from the trench next to the Nymphaeum. There is a tradition of throwing coins into the pool and we think that this Nigerian coin from 1976 may have landed over the wall as it was thrown too enthusiastically. I wonder who it belonged to and what they thought of the villa, had someone brought it back from a trip to Nigeria or was it a visitor from Nigeria, what stories can we weave about its journey to Chedworth.

The Nigerian coin

The Nigerian coin

The reverse of the Nigerian coin

The reverse of the Nigerian coin

News from the other trenches is that the roman levels are appearing and we are finally leaving recent times behind us.

Megan was joined in her trench by Max who had an amazing knowledge of history and told us many things we never knew about roman times. Thank you Max you did a great job 🙂

Max digging next to Megan

Max digging next to Megan

In the bath house trench Carol and Rob began to take of the degraded opus signinum – roman crushed tile floor surface, under this will be the painted plaster layers. Fingers crossed for new patterns and designs watch this space 🙂

Carol in last years trench with the red opus signinum in the foreground

Carol in last years trench with the red opus signinum in the foreground

 

 

 

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