"Lots of things have been found in the Spring: brooches, bracelets, jugs, and
over 12,000 coins! They were all thrown in by Romans as gifts for
"We call the notes to Sulis Minerva 'curses'. Sometimes they
were written back-to-front or in mirror-writing to make sure only
the goddess could read them!"
Some of the objects found in the Spring
Apulia: "The Spring is a direct link with the
Underworld. People visit it to pray to the goddess Sulis Minerva.
They throw presents like jewellery and money into the Spring. She
will look after them and their families."
"If someone has stolen something from you, you can write a note
to the goddess about it. Sulis Minerva will help to get the stolen
things back to you and then punish the thief! The notes are written
on lead, which is quite soft, folded up and thrown into the