What is the Statue of Liberty holding in her left hand?

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The Statue of Liberty is a colossal neoclassical sculpture of a robed female figure representing Libertas, the Roman goddess of freedom. She is holding a tabula ansata (a tablet evoking the law) in her left hand, upon which is inscribed the date of the American Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776. It is a gift from the people of France to the United States. On her right hand she bears a torch.
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What the Statue of Liberty is holding in her left hand represents the Declaration of Independence. It reads "July IV MDCCLXXVI" or July 4th, 1776; The date the Declaration
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a tablet with the date of the declaration of independence signing in roman numerals.
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A tablet is in her left hand and reads, in Roman
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The Statue of Liberty holds a torch in her right hand and a tablet in her left (containing the date of American independence).
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