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TVI Publication No. 1

Vindolanda Inventory No. 195,198

Introduction

Military reports of this general type also occur in 156 and probably 157. Both these texts are written along the grain of the wood, as is 155. If the archaeological attribution to the earlier part of the 90s is correct (see the introduction to the ed. pr.), the number of men reported in the fabricae (343) should perhaps be compared to the total of 265 men of the First Cohort of Tungrians who were at Vindolanda and fit for service (154). This would suggest the presence of part of at least one other unit at Vindolanda in this period. This text may be compared with the daily reports in O.Bu Njem 1-62 and with ChLA X, 409, details of duties in a legionary fabrica of the second/third century AD. See also the discussion in Bishop (1985).

n 1 vii K(alendas) Maias fabricis h(omines) cccxxxxiii
2 ex eis sutores uacatxii
n 3 s[tr]uctores ad balneumxviii
4 [a]d plumbum uacat [
n 5 [a]d .ar.[
n 6 [..]..a[ ] ualetudinar[
n 7 ad furnaces [
n 8 ad lutum [
9 tectores [
n 10 ...apil.[
n 11 ad cae[
12 [.]..b[
13 ad p.[
14 cum[
. . . . . . . . . . . . .

Notes

"25 April, in the workshops, 343 men. of these: shoemakers, 12 builders to the bath-house, 18 for lead ... for ... wagons (?) ... ... hospital ... to the kilns ... for clay ... plasterers ... for ... tents (?) ... for rubble ... ..."