Tabula Leersumiana

The "Tabula Leersumiana"

Tabula Leersumiana” is the modern name of a fragment of an ancient Roman inscription in bronze, found near modern Leersum in the Netherlands. It is too damaged to make sense of it, but there is one interesting aspect: it was found north of the limes. The object must have been taken away from a Roman military settlement by German looters, who cut it into pieces to melt it in an oven. Several fragments escaped, were found in 2003, and are now in the Leiden Rijksmuseum van oudheden.

The full text is here, and if you understand what it’s all about, Dutch historians will be eternally grateful.

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One Response to Tabula Leersumiana

  1. willettspoint says:

    Thanks for this fantastic and enthusiastic blog which doesn’t condescend to the non specialist. I’m going to Turkey again and will read everything you’ve written about the ancient sites there.

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