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Archaeology

Archaeology

Romans

The Roman material relates mainly to the Lunt fort, established around 60 AD.

The focus of Roman occupation in the Coventry area was at the Lunt in Baginton where the army set up a fort around 60 AD. This was probably a result of the Boudican revolt and the site is unique in having the only known Roman gyrus, a cavalry training ring. Most of the material is military comprising around 500 small finds and many boxes of pottery. Highlights include a finial bowl, possibly used in rituals and a silver ring with a palm leaf engraved upon the bezel.

In 2005 during building work for the Herbert's redevelopment, excavation revealed a Roman ditch and a few pottery sherds from either a farmstead or possibly a military marching camp right in the heart of the city.

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