The small bronze sheet bears the punched inscription:

IMP(eratore) COM(odo) AUG(usto)

COH(ortis) XXXII VOL(untariorum)

C(enturiae) VICTO(—)DASIVES


By Emperor Commodus (gifted), (Property) of Dasius Masurus from Victor's century, from the 32nd volunteer cohort

The inscription identifies the sheet as the owner's mark, which the soldier Dasius Masurus used to mark one of his pieces of equipment. The mention of the emperor could mean that Commodus (180-192 AD) gave the object in question to Dasius. There are further references to Commodus donating weapons to the Taunus and Wetteraulimes, which may be related to the suppression of the Maternus Uprising in 185/186 AD by troops loyal to the emperor.