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Three bone panels, two bone strips of molding, and a bronze plaque with ring recomposed into a "stylus case"

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Stylus case restored with plastic. The three bone plaques are incised with a double line following three sides of the front of each plaque. A pair of holes 1.0 cm. apart is drilled through at the center of the long side of each plaque just below the double line. Lead(?) pins go through the...

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By 1964: with a dealer in Athens (said to be from a tomb in Macedonia, found with objects 65.910, 65.911, and 65.913); purchased by MFA, September 22, 1965

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Harriet Otis Cruft Fund

Roman Provincial, Early Imperial Period, A.D. 1–50


3.3 x 14.3 cm (1 5/16 x 5 5/8 in.)

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The Ancient World


Tools & equipment, Writing