Skip to comments.An ancient diploma, important for his holder, found by archaeologists in Bratislava [Roman-era in Slovakia]
Posted on 01/02/2022 8:42:15 AM PST by SunkenCiv
Archaeologists have unearthed a number of rare finds in the Ancient Gerulata area located in Rusovce, one of Bratislava’s boroughs, in the past two years.
These include coins, buckles, burners, horse harness, glass, iron objects, and ceramics from the 3rd century, as well as a single-layer comb from the 2nd century, which proves the contact of Gerulata inhabitants with Germanic tribes, the Bratislava City Museum posted on Facebook.
A fresh UNESCO site, the Ancient Gerulata museum is a former Roman military camp and settlement, where a two-year-long phase of archaeological research ended several weeks ago.Medieval moatExperts explored a Roman masonry canal during this period. A sewer connection, which probably led to the canal, was a surprising find to professionals led by archaeologist Jaroslava Schmidtová.Military diplomaA highlight of the research was a fragment belonging to a Roman military diploma.
The diploma - an official copy of a decree issued by the emperor in Rome - granted privileges to retired soldiers of the Roman army, and it served as personal proof of a soldier’s status along with rights granted.
“It confirmed that its owner was a Roman citizen and that this privilege could, according to the legal norms in force at different times, also apply to his wife and children,” the museum added.
To date, about a thousand diplomas of this kind have been found in the world, but only two – including the recently discovered one - come from the Gerulata camp in Bratislava.
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Archaeologists have found many rare finds at the Ancient Gerulata military camp in Bratislava in the past two years.
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but only two – including the recently discovered one - come from the Gerulata camp in Bratislava.
Musta been the camp for the short chariot kids...
Yeah, those kids got monoplomas instead.
Yuck, digging in the sewer again.
I don't think I'd like that job.
Diploma in the sewer, sounds bad, but one should remember that there were no Sears catalogs back then (same as now).
It was from the University of Phoenix Onrock.
A diploma for a retired Roman soldier? Was it on an official DD CCXIV form?
“A diploma for a retired Roman soldier? Was it on an official DD CCXIV form?”
I suspect that a lot of soldiers were non-Romans, but then proved their worth, hence the ‘diploma’.
He is still paying off the Gerulata school loans.
The diploma probably gave the retired Roman soldier access to the Post Exchange and commissary.
Hehe...good one !
A close-up of the military diploma found in the ancient city of Perre, Adıyaman, southeastern Turkey, Dec. 28, 2021. (AA)
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