Wax Tablets & Stylus

Ancient wax tablets & writing pens

Antique wax tablets are a unique way to immerse yourself in history and experience the writing and communication of times past.

Made in Germany by the Roman Shop, these boards are made from solid beech wood and offer a sturdy and durable solution.

Advantages of our wax tablets

We have been manufacturing antique wax tablets for over 20 years and place great emphasis on the following:

Produced in Germany

Made according to archaeological model

Sustainable: Made from natural raw materials

Pure certified beeswax RAL 041 A.1.III

The RAL 041 quality mark guarantees high health and environmental compatibility.

How do I use my wax board?


With the pointed side of the stylus, using light pressure in "downward motions", scratch the letters into the wax.


The flat side of the stylus can be used to erase what has been written. To do this, take the stylus as shown and place your index finger on the flattened part of the stylus. In this way, you can smooth out the wax again with gentle pressure in a "pulling" motion.

Fun fact

The term "tabula rasa" comes from Roman times and the use of the wax tablet. It means "smoothly scraped slate" and is used as a figure of speech for "clearing the air".

How do I insert the tablets?

For educational purposes:

They can be used as an educational tool in schools or educational programmes to teach children and adults the history of writing and communication.

Reenactment and historical representation:

For events depicting the Roman Empire or similar historical periods, wax tablets can be used to enhance authenticity and historical accuracy.
They can be used as props or used by the performers.

Gift for history enthusiasts:

For people who have a strong interest in history and ancient cultures, a wax tablet could be a fascinating gift to place on their desk or use as part of a historical prop collection.

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Schools and authorities in DE can conveniently order on account. Private customers are welcome to use Ratepay purchase on account (Paypal service)

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Safe and easy ordering within Germany from 75 €

20 years of experience

Always new ideas and optimised products through our years of experience and intensive cooperation with schools and museums.

More than 52,000 customers worldwide since 2001


Museums and schools all over Europe trust the products of the Roman Shop.

Service und Leistung

Thorsten G. Ich hatte für ein Schulprojekt Papyrus und Pergament benötigt...

Great product

Leslie D. Hi I ordered these to use as stamps for my clay...

Absolut praxistauglich

Katharina L. Die Schuhe passen gut, sind absolut solide gearbeitet...

Stilvoll und praktisch

Claudia T. Die Lampe hat Stil und gibt eine schöne Atmosphäre...