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Roman dog tag

September 28, 2010

Dog tag

The tag says simply “Hold me, lest I flee, and return me to my master Viventius on the estate of Callistus”

This tag is in a room filled with the common and everyday objects that Romans used in their lives. Cooking pans, children’s toys, household luck charms, all reveal that the Romans were not so unlike us today.

Where is it?
In Room 69, Greek and Roman Life. The tag sits among other everyday objects including a Roman juror’s ticket, in one of the cabinets at the southern end of the room.

Further Reading
Dogs in Rome and Greece, Encyclopedia Romana

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