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"Worthless" Roman coins found during a dig in Lincolnshire support a theory there was a McDonald's-style eatery on the
site, archaeologists believe.
About 300 coins were unearthed during a dig in Navenby in 2013, along with the remains of several Roman buildings.
It is thought the coins were dropped by people stopping off to eat while travelling between London and York.
He said due to the coins being of such low value it was likely people had discarded them while visiting the Roman equivalent of a
fast-food outlet on the site.
"It wasn't a hoard, or anything like that - these were scattered about.
"It was as if people had dropped them while eating and drinking and couldn't be bothered to pick them up."
Evidence of food preparation was also found, including bones from cattle, sheep and goats.
Mr Cox said there was a lack of personal artefacts, which supported the theory the site had been used as a sort of Roman service
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