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Vindolanda Inventory No. 85.242.b-d


Two joining fragments (b) from the left-hand portion of a diptych contain the beginning of a letter to Genialis. Two other substantial fragments appear to be by the same hand and their shapes suggest that they were folded face-to-face with the two fragments of (b) and, if so, they must join (possibly flush, but there may be a small gap between them) and will form part of the right-hand column of the letter. There is a detached fragment with a trace which is probably in a different hand. The large G in Genial[i is noteworthy, as is the large initial C in Crescen[te]m.

1 ].tilis Genial[i suo
2 s[alutem
3 ] Crescen[te]m cum [
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4 ].abu[ ]ae uacat
5 ].em..ui..lin[
6 ] ut cum illo con[
7 ]ube.[..]..ra iam [
8 traces
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