Discharged auxiliaries received a bronze diploma, proof of the Roman citizenship they earned through 25 or more years of military service. One side listed information about the soldier and his company, while the other listed witnesses.
They were often broken up and pieces given to decedents as evidence of their citizenship. Most were produced in Rome under the emperors Trajan through Septimius Severus.
This fragment evidently went to one of the children of the soldier who received it. Was that you???
Here at last is proof of service lo, those many years ago, when you fought and died for the Roman Empire!!!
Display it proudly! It comes unmounted, but frame mounting is very inexpensive and can be done here for you if you like.
Don't wait! These are super-rare!!!