When was the Amphitheater built?

According to these clues, the Nîmes Amphitheater was finished between…
  1. 1

    One of the models for the Nîmes Amphitheater is the Roman Colosseum, which was inaugurated in 80 CE.

  2. 2

    A coin probably dating from 88-89 CE has been found. It may have been lost in the amphitheater foundations in the early 90s.

  3. 3

    Radiocarbon dating of the double dovetails has enabled us to establish through statistical analysis that the amphitheater was built before 130 CE.

  4. 4

    The Emperor Nerva, who reigned from 96 to 98 CE, did not see the Nîmes Amphitheater completed.

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