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TVII Tablet: 183
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Title: Account of iron and other goods
Category: Accounts and lists

Commentary:

A fragment of a leaf containing five lines of an account. This may be intact at the top and left but it seems unlikely that what we have is the beginning of the account. It is possible that it was the right-hand part of a diptych with the account written in two columns along the grain, like 182.

Text:

i
n 1 .utori (centurioni) uacat
n 2 ferri p(ondo) lxxxx [
3 Ascanio (denarios) xxxii[
n 4 Candido ad porco[s
n 5 .u.ae uector[i
. . . . . . . .
n Back    ]....re....

Translation:


i
"to ...tor, centurion,
iron, 90 lbs ...
to Ascanius, denarii 32+
to Candidus, in charge of the pigs ...
to ..., transporter ..."

Notes:

1          .utori: in view of the centurial sign, which is certain, we must have a name preceding and the termination seems secure. The reading of t is not easy; the alternative is n but we have not been able to find a suitable name with this ending. The beginning of the name is obscured by dirt but there does not seem to be room for Adiutori (cf. 199.2, 214.1) or another name of similar length. Perhaps Tutori.

2          ferri p(ondo): there appears to be too much ink simply for p and it would be possible to imagine (denarii) clxxxx[; but it seems very unlikely that such a large sum would`be involved (cf. 182.ii.15 where the amount for ferrum is less than 5 denarii).

4          The name Candidus occurs in several texts from different periods (see 181.2 note) but the name is so common that it is pointless to hazard identifications.

ad porco[s: cf. 180.27.

5          .u.ae uector[i: the name appears to begin with a large l and we could read Lucae; for the name Luca (gender uncertain) see RIB I 867; NPEL also cites Luca... (in Gallia Belgica) and Lucas. For uectura at Vindolanda cf. VRR II, 29.

Back          The surviving letters are faint and abraded. We might have a name in the genitive, preceded by ratio in the lost portion, cf. 192.back, 207.back.


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