Four wooden astronomical tablets, stuccoed and painted white, inscribed in demotic with observations of the planets during the reigns of Trajan and Hadrian. There are five vertical columns in each tablet and three pairs of holes for binding. Such writing tablets usually comprised of several leaves, of a size to be carried conveniently in the closed hand and were widely used in the Graeco-Roman world for letters, accounts and other memoranda of all kinds. These tablets record the dates of entry of the planets and moon into the zodiacal period covering A.D. 63-140.
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|TRAJAN (not before); HADRIAN (not after)