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NCM 1974-337

Curse tablets were one way that Romans used to seek revenge or inflict suffering on someone. The tablet was inscribed with the curse, and then rolled up, hidden or nailed to a surface. Fragments of three tablets were found together at a villa site in Ratcliffe-on-Soar in 1963. This particular tablet calls on the god Mars to avenge a wrong.

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