Six Roman stili and a wooden stilus tablet, 1st-2nd century, London The stili were used to write on wax-surfaced tablets, few of which have survived. The letter on the wooden writing tablet has been translated: ‘Rufus, son of Callisunus, greetings to Epillicus and all his fellows. I believe you know that I am very well. If you have made the list, please send it. See that you do everything carefully so as to extract the last coin from that girl.