Roman bread stamp with palm branch


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ITEMBread stamp
PERIOD1st – 3rd Century A.D
DIMENSIONS35 mm x 90 mm
CONDITIONGood condition
PROVENANCEEx English private collection
DESCRIPTIONA bronze bread stamp in rectangular shape. The base has the letters in retrograde relief and palm branch. It was used to indicate the producer, or to attest to the magistrate responsible for their production. This could be particularly important in cases where bread was being distributed to the people as a political act.