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Unusually inexpensive !
Part words, no context and not likely on a Roman diploma but rather copied from a religious dedication formula.
Look carefully, the letters are cut through the surface accretions!
And more knowlegeable collectors will see what is wrong here:
....and the very square letter forms should, if anything, be early - 2nd or 1st century BC - but then the loop of the letter P should still be open, whereas it is here closed.
Same comments apply.
This one however is more money.
It is not a Roman diploma, but a Sabean inscribed votive plaque from Yemen, South Arabia. But it is not a genuine one.
See here for more about this fake>>>>
On the other hand you could buy it for much less and a fake ushabti would be thrown in for free!
The seller says online, indeed very helpfully:
'It's pretty common to see stolen artifacts and counterfeit items on the market, here in the U.S. and elsewhere, which is a huge problem...'While it may be impossible to stop the sale of frauds, consumers can do a few things to protect themselves,' Sadigh continued...Buyers can decrease their risk of purchasing fake or counterfeit items by only purchasing from reputable dealers and seeking a second opinion if they have any doubts. What’s more, most quality dealers will offer a money-back guarantee if a buyer isn't satisfied with a purchase'
Morer about this type of blue shabti shown above>>>>>>
And howcome they come in diferent colours.
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