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Attributes
evidence Suggested values include: 1] archaeological-context; 2] internal-date; 3] lettering; 4] material-context; 5] nomenclature; 6] office; 7] prosopography; 8] textual-context; 9] titulature
Status Optional
Datatype 1–6 occurrences of  separated by whitespace
Suggested values include:
archaeological-context
Dated by the archaeolgical context, stratigraphy or associated finds
internal-date
Dated by explicit internal date
lettering
Text dated palaeographically
material-context
Dated by the material, iconographic or other physical context of the object itself
nomenclature
Text dated by nomenclature or onomastics
office
Text dated by an office or rank, e.g. the reign of an emperor or other ruler
prosopography
Text dated by known persons named or implied within it
textual-context
Dated via textual or linguistic context (other than explicit date or titles)
titulature
Dated by the use of official titles
Contained by
May containEmpty element