Collection online

military diploma

  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    Two bronze plates which formed the front and back of a four-leaved document granting citizenship to an army auxiliary named Gemellus after twenty-five years service. It is dated July 17 AD 122.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 122 (dated 17th July)
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 16.5 centimetres
    • Width: 14.8 centimetres (each panel)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

  • Location

    On display: G69/dc17

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Department

    Greek & Roman Antiquities

  • Registration number


  • Additional IDs

    • CIL XVI (69)


If you’ve noticed a mistake or have any further information about this object, please email: 

View open data for this object with SPARQL endpoint

Object reference number: GAA4051

British Museum collection data is also available in the W3C open data standard, RDF, allowing it to join and relate to a growing body of linked data published by organisations around the world.

View this object

Support the Museum:
donate online

The Museum makes its collection database available to be used by scholars around the world. Donations will help support curatorial, documentation and digitisation projects.

About the database

The British Museum collection database is a work in progress. New records, updates and images are added every week.

More about the database 


Work on this database is supported by a range of sponsors, donors and volunteers.

More about supporters and how you
can help