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TVII Tablet: 191
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Title: Account of meat and other foodstuffs
Category: Accounts and lists

Commentary:

The accumulated evidence now makes it very likely indeed that this account of meat relates to the domestic administration of the praetorium and that the words in lines 8 and 11 should be understood as in praetorio (note ChLA X 409, seruo in p[). For the main hand see 194, introduction. For animals at Vindolanda see the references given in 190, introduction, Tab.Vindol.I, p.94, Hodgson (1976), (1977), VRR III, 108-13 and cf. King (1991).

Text:


. . . . . .
1 ] in p[
n 2 ]s (denarios) [
n 3 condimen[t-
4 capream [
n 5 salis .[
n 6 porcellum [
n 7 pernam .[
8 in p[
9 frumen[ti
10 ceruin[am
11 in p.[
12 ad condit[
13 caprea[
n 14 [[s(umma) (denarii) [ ]]
15 ?s(umma) (denarii) xx [
n 16 bracis .[
17 (denarios) i[
n 18 .um[

Translation:


"in ...

... denarii ...

spices ...

roe-deer ...

of salt ...

young pig ...

ham ...

in ...

of wheat ...

venison ...

in ...

for pickling (?)

roe-deer ...

[[total, denarii ...]]

total, denarii 20+

of emmer ...

denarii ...

total (?) ..."

Notes:

2          There may be a medial point after s, cf. note to line 14.

3          For condimenta see also 193.3.

5          salis: see 186.10 and note. The trace at the edge could be part of a superscript bar over m (i.e. m(odi-)).

6          porcellum: it is clear from 180.27, 183.4 and 186.20-1 that pigs were kept as livestock either under military supervision or at least in the close vicinity of the fort.

7          pernam: cf. 182.i.7. It does not seem likely that we have the remains of a denarius symbol at the edge but we might have p(ondo) followed by a number, then a cash sum.

12-3          ad cotidia[n / caprea[m, ed. pr. We originally understood this as a reference to daily needs or use. Our improved reading rather suggests a reference to pickling or preserving and we suggest as a possible restoration ad condit[um (or -uram) / caprea[e.

14          There may be a medial point after s(umma).

16          bracis .[: bracis [, ed. pr. Cf. 343.iii.25 and the note ad loc. in Bowman, Thomas and Adams (1990), 348.2.

18          sum[ma is an attractive possibility and it might be the global total of individual sums, cf. 185.29.


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