An occasional series of short videos on coins that shed light on various aspects of ancient history, presented by Professor Kevin Butcher.
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16:45, Mon 9 May 2016
The astonishing water mill complex at Barbegal in Provence used to be considered a product of late antiquity, but the discovery of a coin of Trajan (AD 98-117) embedded in the plaster of the aqueduct has led to a reconsideration of the place of hydraulic technology in the earlier Roman empire.