Roman brothel coin first of its kind found in Britain

London pastry chef Regis Cursan must have been surprised by his discovery of an ancient coin near Putney Bridge in West London, especially since the coin "depicts a man and a woman engaged in an intimate act." (photos)

Experts believe that the small, bronze coin, dating to Roman times, was probably used by soldiers to pay for sex in one of the many brothels along the river. It is the first of its kind to be found in Britain.