Abstract

A small number of inscribed bronze tesserae from the fifth and sixth centuries are an essential source for the history of the urban prefecture and the praetorian prefecture. This article presents a complete catalogue of these objects, both certainly attested and genuine and uncertainly attested or false, including two previously unknown examples. It considers the various, inconclusive hypotheses for the function of the tesserae. It then considers the prosopographical novelties and revisions to PLRE required by this category of evidence.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1942-1273
Print ISSN
1939-6716
Pages
pp. 3-41
Launched on MUSE
2017-09-22
Open Access
No
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