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Sale 55

Lot 846

Roman Bronze Inscription Tablet. 1st Century A.D. Bronze document with inset inscription, the edges thickend, a boss on each of the handles. Tablet regards the purchase and subsequent gift of farmland to the priests of Zeus. Greek inscription:

"Under the rule of Sopyros (the son of Aristoss) for the year of Rhodon, bought from Zenon (the son) of Rhoizos a field through ______ and through, the public street for the price of 210 denarii which price the seller has declared to have received from the buyer. The ____ was gifted by the buyer to the Priests of Zeus." Ends in a prayer "When from sacrifice the written Word".

Choice condition. Size: 12½" x 6".
Estimated Value $15,000 - 20,000.
Coll. Siblings. P. and F., Southern Germany.
Slg. Geschwister P. und F., Suddeutschland (ca. 1970-1990).

Realized $21,850

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