Roman Wax Tablets were also known as Diptychs and were used for all forms of writing where the text was to be of no great length. They were usually made of wood and would have a hollowed out section which contained hardened molten wax. They were written upon with a metal or bone stylus with a flat end that would be used to erase the text. The diptychs were commonly used to prepare political speeches, poems and more.
Writing was essential to the smooth running of the Empire. Two double tablets and two styli. Size 15cm x 10cm. With notes.
03 Jun 2015
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