Note 083
From Chapter 17 of the Decline & Fall

Immanesque . . . dentes
Qui secti ferro in tabulas auroque micantes,
Inscripti rutilum cae1ato Consule nomen
Per proceres et vulgus eant. Claud. de Cons. Stilichon. iii. 346.

Montfaucon has represented some of these tablets or dypticks [diptychs]; see Supplement a l'Antiquite, tom. iii. p. 220.

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