Employee of the town council

The young man shown here is a clerk like those who worked in the government quarter of Augusta Raurica. His profession is indicated by a stylus and writing tablets.

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Augusta Raurica - writing implement. Photo Susanne Schenker

Writing implement (Lat. stili): The tip was used to inscribe the letters on a wax-coated tablet; the flat end was used to “erase” the text.