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Vindolanda Inventory No. 87.711

Introduction

The foot of what must have been the right-hand portion of a diptych containing the conclusion of a letter with an address on the back. The reading of the name is not absolutely certain but it is very probable that the addressee is the prefect Iulius Verecundus. Since the sender uses the term col(lega) of himself he too was probably a praefectus of a unit.


. . . . . . . .
n 1 ].e desiderio meo
n n 2 neque adhuc plus uerb.r..
3 S..am..a mea te salu[tat
n 4 bene uale frater [
. . . . . . . .
Back
n 1 Iulio Verecun[do
n 2 praef(ecto) coh(ortis)
3 ]io col(lega)                         

Notes

my desire ... nor as yet (has there been) any more talk (?). My ... greets you ... (2nd hand) Farewell, brother ... (Back, 1st hand) To Iulius Verecundus, prefect of the cohort, from ...ius, his colleague."