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Roman mosaic floor is uncovered in a Cotswold field

January 21, 2009

A ROMAN mosaic has been uncovered by two metal detector enthusiasts in a Cotswold field.
John Carter and Paul Ballinger say their find could be of national significance.
The amateur sleuths spotted tesserae – cube-shaped mosaic tiles – and a metal spear at a ploughed field near Kemble.
They dug to expose what they think is part of an intricate mosaic floor which could be on a par with the fourth century Great Orpheus Pavement at Woodchester, near Stroud.

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