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Roman Military Diploma Fragment
Bronze Roman Military Diploma Fragment

Latin text on both sides

42mm x 17mm x 2mm.

3.83g
Dark green patina.

Found in the former Yugoslavia.

Late 1st century. Possibly during the reign of Domitian

Possible inscription thanks to Curtis Clay:

Line 3: ASV, prob. from NOMINA SVBSCRIPTA, "whose names are written below".

Line 4: maybe EMD, coming from CIVITATEM DEDIT, "he grants citizenship".

Line 5: ABVI, from HABVISSENT, "(to the wives that they presently) have".

Line 6: ELIBE, from CAELIBES, "unmarried".

Line 7: MTA from DVMTAXAT, "just or merely (one wife per soldier)"

Lines 8-11: Should be the month date and the current consuls, which if they could be restored would establish the date of the diploma!

This fragment was submitted to Istvan for analysis. His rendering below:
Obverse:
]NIS [
]ION[ or ]HON[
]PTA SV[
]EM DE[
]HABVIS[
]ELIBES[
]MTAX[
] D [
]TIANO [
] IO [ or ]NO [ or ]HO [
] _S _ [


Reverse:
[the imperial names amd titles are in the previous (provbably three) lines
[IIS QV]I MILITA[VERVNT EQVITES ET PEDITES]
[IN A]LIS DECEM ET [COHORTIBVS ... QVAE]
[APELLANTVR ...]
those cavalrymen and infantrymen who served in ten alae and ... cohortes, which are called...


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Mark Z  [Aug 10, 2012 at 06:44 PM]
I give it 5/5 just for being so unusual!
ancientdave  [Aug 10, 2012 at 06:59 PM]
That is really cool!
Noah  [Aug 17, 2012 at 12:00 AM]
Awesome! I love it!
Randygeki(h2)  [Aug 17, 2012 at 07:47 AM]
Pretty cool!
stultus  [Nov 21, 2014 at 09:05 AM]
Line 1: [MERVERV]NT, Line2: [HONESTA MISS]ION[E ..., Line 3 rather [NOMINA SVBSCRIP]TA SV[NT..], Line [A] D "ante diem", line 9 ...]TIANO - one of the consuls name Line 10: O either from COS or the end of the second consusls name
a very intersting puzzle, still working on the other side
Flamur H  [Jun 02, 2020 at 12:04 PM]
very nice
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