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8 Roman Tokens to Brothels ideas | ancient coins, roman coins, ancient romans
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A spintria plural , spintriae is a small bronze or brass Roman token , possibly for use in brothels , although none of the literature on the spintriae contains any evidence to support this assertion. The tokens usually depict on the obverse a motif of sexual acts or symbols and a numeral in the range I - XVI on the reverse. Bette Talvacchia identifies the first usage of the term spintriae to refer to the tokens as occurring in Sebastiano Errizo's treatise, Discourse Concerning Ancient Medals Sopra le Medaglie Antiche , Venice, Some scholars, following Friedlander's suggestion that the tokens were used "auf die man in Bordelle Einlass erhielt" "to obtain entry to brothels" have argued that spintriae were used to pay prostitutes , although none offer any supporting evidence. Buttrey is dismissive of the brothel token idea, asserting "there is no evidence for any of this" Buttrey , p.