Scarce Circa 100-400 Ad Roman Era Military Legionary Bronze Diploma Fragment

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Seller: whitefire7 (1,180) 100%, Location: ROSSENDALE, Lancashire, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 273842386270 SCARCE ANCIENT ROMAN BRONZE DIPLOMA FRAGMENT Roman Diploma Fragment, circa 1st-3rd century AD. A large heavy bronze diploma fragment with text in capitals to both faces. Formerly Property of a Canadian collector; acquired 1970's, from the German art market (with label). A military diploma is a bronze tablet recording the privileges accorded to Roman soldiers. Soldiers names mentioned, G ANTONIVUS and Cohort? The thirteen lines of text are clear. The larger 3 lines of text on the rear two very clear. It could be polished to a gloss finish but I prefer as is. Weighs at 94.6 grams! Broken measuring 113.24 mm high by 73.71 mm wide approx.The Diploma has an deep green patina and earthen deposits. Fine condition. From my private collection. The bronze plaque fragment clearly inscribed in Latin on both sides,Very rare. Excellent green patina. Roman legionary diplomas were given to retiring legionary soldiers by the Roman military authorities to certify their years of legionary service, often with the gift of property in a Roman Colonia. They were often broken into smaller and smaller fragments and the pieces distributed among the male descendants to prove their Roman heritage. As time past they were lost or smelted to make jewellery or other valued items. COMBINED POSTAGE IF YOU HAVE WON MORE THAN ONE OF MY ITEM AND REQUIRE COMBINED POSTAGE SEND ME A MESSAGE AND AND I WILL SEND YOU AN INVOICE WITH REDUCED POSTAGE. PAYMENTS PLEASE MAKE PAYMENT WITHIN MAXIMUM 7 DAYS OR A UNPAID ITEMS CASE WILL OPEN AUTOMATICALLY, PLEASE NOTE SOME ITEMS MAY REQUIRE IMMEDIATE PAYPAL PAYMENT SHIPPING ALL ORDERS ARE SENT TRACKED AND SIGNED FOR, IF A SIGNATURE OPTION IS UNAVAILABLE IN YOUR COUNTRY IT WILL BE SENT TRACKED. ALTHOUGH VERY UNLIKELY IF YOUR ITEM DOES NOT ARRIVING PLEASE CONTACT ME AND I WE WILL ASSIST YOU RETURNS IF YOU ARE UNHAPPY WITH AN ORDER PLEASE CONTACT ME FOR A RESOLUTION AND I WILL RESOLVE IT FOR YOU QUICKLY. IF YOU HAVE A ISSUE WITH ANY ORDER FOR ANY REASON PLEASE CONTACT ME FIRST BEFORE LEAVING ANY NEUTRAL OR NEGATIVE FEEDBACK. I AM HAPPY TO ACCEPT RETURNS IF THE ITEM IS MISS DESCRIBED OR BROKEN IN TRANSIT. IF YOU ARE IN THE UK RETURN IT WITHIN 14 DAYS. IF YOU ARE OUTSIDE THE UK IN I WILL ALLOW UP TO 21 DAYS MAXIMUM. ANY LONGER AND YOU ARE NO LONGER ENTITLED TO A REFUND NOTE I SELL ONLY AUTHENTIC ITEMS UNLESS STATED OTHERWISE IN THE FORM OF 'STYLE' OR 'REPLICA' IF AN ITEM IS DIFFICULT TO DATE TO AN EXACT PERIOD I WILL STATE "ARCHAISTIC" TO PROVIDE A SENSE OF PERIOD. IF YOU HAVE ANY REASON TO DOUBT A ITEM THAT YOU HAVE PURCHASED, EVEN IF I AM NOT IN AGREEMENT, YOU MAY RETURN IT WITHIN THE SPECIFIED TIME. I AM HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT AN ITEM SO FEEL FREE TO MESSAGE ME AND I WILL DO MY BEST TO ANSWER PROMPTLY. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR PURCHASING ITEMS FROM ME I LOOK FORWARD TO YOUR PRESENT AND FUTURE BUSINESS. I HAVE BEEN COLLECTING & SELLING ANTIQUES AND ANTIQUITIES FOR MANY YEARS AND HAVE SUPPLIED UNIVERSITIES, MUSEUMS, ACADEMICS AND INTERNATIONAL COLLECTORS. I HAVE A BROAD KNOWLEDGE BASE. I HOPE YOU FIND ITEMS YOU ARE LOOKING FOR HERE BUT IF NOT MESSAGE ME AND PERHAPS I CAN HELP SUPPLY IT FOR YOU? THANKS FOR LOOKING EASY PAYMENT METHOD PAYPAL. I POST TO ALL WORLD LOCATIONS SPECIAL DELIVERY OPTION (on request) COMES WITH £500 COMPENSATION COVER. Please check other interesting items from my collection that I will be listing over the next few weeks Condition: fine condition, Colour: Bronze Green Patina, Provenance: German then Canadian collection, UK; 1970's, Material: Bronze, Type: Plaque

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