The Pont du Gard is an ancient Roman aqueduct bridge located in the South of France. It is one of the most well-preserved and iconic examples of Roman engineering and architecture.
The Pont du Gard was constructed in the 1st century AD by the Romans as part of a larger aqueduct system known as the Nîmes aqueduct. Its primary purpose was to transport water from a spring near Uzès to the Roman city of Nemausus, modern-day Nîmes, which was about 50 kilometers away.
The Pont du Gard played a crucial role in supplying fresh water to Nîmes, which was an important Roman colony. It remained in use as an aqueduct for several centuries.
Unlike many other Roman structures, the Pont du Gard survived the centuries remarkably intact. It was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985 and has undergone extensive preservation efforts to ensure its continued existence.
- Coin Alloy Name: Alpaca 12
- Coin Alloy Color: silver
- Coin Diameter: 38,00
- Coin Thickness: 2,75
- Coin Edge: serrated, fine
- City: VERS-PONT-DU-GARD
- Country: France
- Available: yes
- Location: VERS-PONT-DU-GARD, France