Published Fragments of a Military Diploma from the Period of Antoninus Pius

Culture: Roman
Period: early 146 A.D.
Material: Bronze
Dimensions: 6.5 cm x 11.4 cm
Price: Sold
Ref: 3473
Provenance: From the German collection Peter Weiß, acquired between 1967 and 2015.
Condition: Six fragments with a wonderful patina.
Description: Six belonging fragments of a military diploma from the period of emperor Antoninus Pius. Preserved is the upper half of Tabella I. from a constitution for Moesia inferior from the year 146 A.D. The diploma has a special meaning for the research of troops of the province after Roman Dacia’s occupation. Mentioned are here namely after all five alae and eleven cohorts, as well as the governor of the province Tiberius Claudius Saturnius. See for the importance the publication Peter Weiß “Ein Diplom des Antoninus Pius für Moesia Inferior von Dez. 145/Dez. 146 – zum Truppenbestand der Provinz nach der Okkupation Dakiens” in: Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik 124, 1999, pages 279-286. Also published in: M. Roxan, P. Holder “Roman Military Diplomas IV (2003)”, p. 516 f., No. 270.