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TVII Tablet: 151
Search Result: 1
Title: Report of the 9th (?) cohort of Batavians
Category: Military documents

Commentary:

With the evidence of the tablets found in the 1980s, there is no difficulty in recognising the category to which this text belongs and the unit involved as the Ninth Cohort of Batavians, despite the fact that a break in the leaf makes the reading of the numeral by no means straightforward (see line 2 note). The script has a number of serifs - l is a particularly emphatic example.

Text:

n 1 pr(idie) Nonas Iulia[s
n 2 viiii Bat[auorum
3 ad locum [
4 et imped[imenta
. . . . . . .

Translation:

Notes:

1          This line must have contained renuntium and, unusually, coh(ortis).

2          The numeral has a superscript bar. A close examination of the original supports the reading viiii (against our remark in Bowman and Thomas (1987), 134, cf. A.R.Birley (1990a), 19).


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