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EPIKRISIS OF A ROMAN VETERAN

Greek text:   SB 4.7362
Date:   A.D. 188.

Extract from the roll of examination records bearing the outside title : Examinations of Longaeus Rufus, late praefect, conducted by Allius Hermolaus, tribune of legion II Trajana Fortis, from Epeiph 25 to Thoth 29 of the 26th year of Aurelius Commodus Antoninus Caesar the lord. After other entries, on page 1 : Valerius Clemens, who wishes to reside for the time being in the Arsinoite nome, aged . . years. The above-mentioned, a veteran, declared that he had served in the 2nd cohort of the Itureans and exhibited a Latin letter from Pactumeius Magnus the former praefect showing that after serving in the above-mentioned cohort he had received his official discharge on the 31st of December in the consulship of Aurelius Commodus Antoninus Augustus Pius and Quintillus. He also presented as warrantors Marcus Aurelius Petesouchus, Serenus Petronius, and Julius Gemellus, all three veterans, who wrote a sworn declaration along with him that he had used no fictitious evidence. And the signature of Allius Hermolaus, tribune of legion II Trajana Fortis, attached to the aforesaid name, Valerius Clemens, aged 52, with a scar above the ankle of the right foot

{Subscribed}   I, Avius Callimachus, keeper of the archives, state that the original is here. The 28th year of Aurelius Commodus Antoninus Caesar the lord, Pauni 17.

{Endorsed}   Examination record of Valerius Clemens verified.

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