The second letter seems to have a long descender which would only allow the
There is the usual saucer-shaped mark over the numeral. The numeral could be
read as viii
(see our comment on this text in Bowman and Thomas (1987), 134 where,
is a misprint for viii),
but the evidence for the Ninth Cohort and the lack of evidence for an Eighth makes
us prefer the more difficult reading.
omnes: es is a good reading and n before it suits the traces, but
the reading of the first two letters is far from secure.
After the centurial sign, which is very abraded, we may have Ka.[ (but not Kar[i), or L..[.