Explore this fantastic object in this 3D animation, which includes a few words from our Senior Roman Finds Specialist, Angela Wardle. –

The object was found by MOLA archaeologists in September 2013 whilst excavating a site in the City of London.

Working on a site in the City of London, ahead of development of a 16 storey 291 bed hotel by Scottish Widows Investment Partnership (SWIP) and its development partners Endurance Land, the team from MOLA were at first hesitant to announce the discovery and to proclaim its Roman origins, owing to its almost unbelievable preservation.

Read more about the original discovery