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Stationed in Judea: Roman Soldier's Certificate of CitizenshipMay 27, 2003-December 31, 2003
Location: Roman Gallery, Bronfman Archaeology Wing
Curator: David Mevorach
This military diploma is the copy of an imperial grant given to a soldier in the auxiliary forces upon his discharge after twenty-five years of service in 90 CE. It mentions nine units stationed in Judea at the time under Titus Pomponius Bassus, Governor of the province, who was not known to have occupied this position until the discovery of the diploma. Acquired in memory of Chaim Herzog, sixth President of the State of Israel.