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22 - The Roman bronze plate

22 – The Roman bronze plate
alarmPublication date: 19 November, 2021

A bronze page of our History.

This plate was found in 1876, at the old roman mine of Algares (South of Aljustrel), and its two faces are graved with roman legislation from the I Century (AD). Another similar plate is known and deposited at the National Museum of Archaeology.

The text is very interesting because it allows knowing how the common life in a mining roman village was. The legislation established the rules for the commercial activities, like public baths, payments, proclamations, etc.

The Latin text is translated to Portuguese in the booklet and its beautiful wood frame and support deserves also the visitor’s attention.

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