Fragment of a bronze military diploma
Overall: 3 1/16 x 2 3/4 x 1/16 in. (7.8 x 7 x 0.2 cm)
Rogers Fund, 1923
These discharge papers were issued by the Emperor Trajan to sailors on a warship, a quadrireme, in the imperial fleet based in Misenum on the Bay of Naples. The ship may have formed part of the flotilla that escorted the emperor from Italy to the East for the Parthian War (A.D. 114–117).
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