Amateur finds a treasure trove of Roman erotic figures

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A copper knife handle depicting a couple having sex and an animal bone carved into the shape of a penis with wings are among thousands of artefacts unearthed across Britain by amateur treasure hunters.

The erotic art is part of a huge haul of almost 25,000 Roman artefacts – mainly coins – discovered in England and Wales and documented as part of the Portable Antiquities Scheme.

The finds, reported in 2011 and dating back between 1,600 and 2,000 years, also include a copper bust of a bare-chested man – thought to be Antinous, the male lover of the Roman emperor Hadrian – and an unusual silver and gold brooch in the shape of a leaping dolphin.

Ixel Balamke

Ixel Balamke was one of the two founding members of Sekhet-Bast-Ra in Oklahoma City. Currently living in the Twin Cities, she is currently the LBM of Leaping Laughter Lodge. She also is a Meanad and lover of fine wines. Her life long partner Hunahpu and she are well known for their Wine Tastings at NOTOCON. Together they have a small wine cellar that currently holds over 300 bottles.

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