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Vindolanda Inventory No. 85.151


The text on this tablet may be complete but this is far from certain. What is certain is that the text does not conform to the normal pattern, though the difference may be confined to the word order. There is a problem both at the beginning and the end, the former the more serious (see notes to lines 1 and 3-4). The use of interpunct and apices is noteworthy.

n 1 .....[.] ha[b]eas · cui ·
2 des · commeatum
n n 3 Córis Messicus t[..
n n 4 rógo · domine [
. . . . . . .
n 1 ] Messic.


"I, Messicus ..., ask, my lord, that you consider me a worthy person to whom to grant leave at Coria. (Back) ... of (?) Messicus."