Bronze military diploma fragment


On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171

The diploma was issued on January 7, A.D. 248 to a Praetorian named Victor at the end of his term of service as one of the Imperial Guard. It was issued in the names of the emperor Philippus (Philip the Arab, r. A.D. 244–249) and his son (Philip the Younger, r. A.D. 247–249), granting Victor the right of marriage.

Bronze military diploma fragment, Bronze, Roman

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