Alan H

Alan H

Posted on 05/30/2013

Photo taken on October 10, 2007

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Military Diploma

Military Diploma
This official certificate is inscribed on two joining bronze plates. It was issued by the Roman emperor Trajan (AD 98-117) to Reburrus, a Spanish decurion (junior officer) in the 1st Pannonian cavalry regiment.
It granted him Roman citizenship and the right of legal marriage with a present or future wife. These privileges were usually granted to the non-citizen auxiliary soldiers when they retired after completing the twenty-five year period of military service.
From Malpas, Cheshire.

In the British Museum.
October 2007.