( AD 81-96 )

( Johnson, Coleman-Norton & Bourne, Ancient Roman Statutes, Austin, 1961, p. 159, n. 193 ).

   This fragment, on a bronze tablet reported in 1896 as found near Seville, Spain, seems to belong to the Flavian period when Spanish towns were reorganized. Only a part of one clause in the charter is preserved and it deals with the procedure against officials guilty of misappropriation of municipal funds. This clause is almost an exact copy of the same regulation in the Charter of Malaga.


   . . . Any person being the cause whereby the said accounts are not so rendered and whereby the said money is not so exacted or repaid, or his heir, or any person to whom the matter in question appertains shall be condemned to pay twice the amount to the citizens of this town ; and in respect to the said money : the right to take legal action, to sue, or to prosecute for this money shall belong to any of the citizens of this municipality of . . . who wishes and who is permitted by this law . . .