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The Bank of England mosaic

 

Height: 1.500 m
Width: 1.500 m

Gift of the Governor and Directors of the Bank of England

P&EE 1806.11-15.1

Room 49: Roman Britain

    The Bank of England mosaic

    Roman Britain, 3rd century AD
    Found under the Bank of England, London

    This floor of a small square room was the first Romano-British mosaic acquired by the British Museum, in 1806, about a year after its discovery. It lay around 3.5 metres underground under the north-west corner of the Bank of England site in the City of London. It has been on permanent display in the Museum ever since the early nineteenth century. Displayed as a striking example of Roman decorative art, it has provided inspiration for later designers.

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