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TVII Tablet: 201
Search Result: 1
Title: Account
Category: Accounts and lists

Commentary:

A fragment of an account covering a period during the first two or three months of an unspecified year. The leaf is probably physically complete only at the top but, if this were the lower half of a diptych, we would not have the beginning of the text. The writing is extremely abraded and very little can be confidently read. It is conceivable that it belongs with 202, which will have followed 201 since it contains a date in late February or March (line 7).

Text:


. . . . . . . . .
n 1 _..[ ].ra..as ..[
2 x[..]ii K(alendas) Febru[arias
3 v[ii]i K(alendas) Februa[rias
4 [..].ax.r..al[
5 [.]... traces [
6 [.]arp.r..s..[
7 K(alendis) Februari[is
n 8 [.]... ampul[
9 .[.]..a masf[
10 [.]. Martias ..[
11 ] fit summ[a
n 12 ]plomado[
13 traces of two lines
. . . . . . . . .

Translation:

Notes:

1          We cannot read a date in this line.

8          ampul[: cf. 184.i.8.

12          The obvious way to break this would be between a and d, suggesting di]ploma. The word might refer either to a diploma ciuitatis (Suetonius, Nero 12.1) or to a travelling permit (Pliny, Ep. 10.64). But it does not fit well in an account.


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