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Vindolanda Inventory No. 85.081.a


This text is on one side of a fragment of a leaf which has writing on both sides. These three lines are clearly part of a list or account; on the other side are three lines which look like part of a letter (371). The two texts may be written by the same hand since they both have examples of the apex mark over final a. Comparison with 309 might suggest that the list could have been embedded in a letter. Since the better writing surface appears to be the side with the account, however, we prefer to suppose that this is the primary text and that the back was used for a draft letter.

. . . . . . .
n 1 ]..brá n(umero) x
n 2 ]. membrá n(umero) v
n 3 ]...ares n(umero) x
. . . . . . .