Several of my recent questions have touched on the letter Z, which was introduced fairly late to the alphabet (it's disappeared from its Phoenician position and been added back in at the end, in its Greek form).
Clearly it wasn't in common use in Plautus's time, since he uses ss to transcribe zeta in Greek loans. On the other hand, some manuscripts of Plautus contain the word zona for (non-Attic) Greek ζώνα. Etruscan used the letter for a native affricate, but generally in a different shape from the Greek form with the slant in the middle.
When did the letter Z first start re-appearing in Latin? And when did it catch on, if ever? In other words, when did Greek loans commonly start to use Z for zeta instead of S or SS?
(Note that I'm not interested in the archaic use for the sound that rhotacized into /r/. Instead, I'm wondering about when it was borrowed back from Greek.)