Reader in the Rye


A Roman collar. Could either have belonged to a dog, or a slave. Fastened to the ring of iron is a metal disc bearing a Latin inscription:

fugi tene me

cvm revoco 

v eris me dm. zonino accipis solidvm

Which translates to “I have escaped - my master, Zonius, will give you a gold coin on my return.”

We can’t be certain if it belonged to a slave or a dog, as I said, but that alone tells us a lot about Roman slavery.

(via cheefbroom)