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    [Roman military diploma, 109 Oct. 14, awarded to Marcus Herennius Polymita]
    Carter, Perry W.

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    [Roman military diploma, 109 Oct. 14, awarded to Marcus Herennius Polymita].
    Publication info:
    Physical description:
    2 leaves : bronze ; 162 x 122 mm.
    Content type:
    Access restriction:
    Access limited: use of reproduction preferred.
    General Note:
    Roman military diplomas were used to grant Roman citizenship and military honors to soldiers retiring after twenty-six years of service in the Roman army.
    General Note:
    The plates have inscription on both sides. They were originally attached to each other with metal rings.
    General Note:
    Title supplied by cataloger.
    General Note:
    Script: Roman rustic capitals.
    Other forms:
    Included are exact facsimile and 2 steel molds used to create the facsimile, produced by Harold B. Lee Library Conservation Lab in 2006. Facsimile created by Perry Carter of the BYU Manufacturing Engineering and Technology Department.
    Language note:
    Custodial history:
    Found in February 1986 in Romania (ancient Dacia). In possession of Berlin antiquities collector Axel Guttmann until his death in 2001. Acquired by Jerome Eisenberg of Royal Athena Galleries. With the assistance of David Swingler and John Welch, acquired by Brigham Young University on 13 September 2005.
    Welch, John W. & K D. Lambert. "Two ancient Roman plates," BYU studies, vol. 45, no. 2 (2006), p. [54]-76.
    Dorais, M. J. & G. L. Hart, "A metallurgical provenance study of the Marcus Herennius military diploma," BYU studies, vol. 45, no. 2 (2006), p. 77-[87]
    Geographic term:
    Rome--History, Military--Sources.
    Genre or Form:
    Military diplomas, Roman.
    Genre or Form:
    Manuscripts, Latin.
    Genre or Form:
    Inscriptions, Latin.
    Added author:
    Carter, Perry W.

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      HBLL Special Collections
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      096.2 B789r 1 Non-circulating Vault Collection Folio - 1130 HBLL
      096.2 B789r Facsimile 1 Non-circulating Vault Collection - 1130 HBLL
      096.2 B789r Molds 1 Non-circulating Vault Collection Quarto - 1130 HBLL
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