The deleted r (or possibly a) might be read as a denarius symbol,
but this is palaeographically less plausible.
It is not clear how the first letter should be read, but uolgi is
impossible. Perhaps a centurial or turma symbol, in which
case a name should follow; but we have found nothing suitable.
There appear to be traces of two letters after mus in 12, of
which the first might be i or a. If Cerialis were
writing about apprehending deserters and sending them to a higher authority,
these lines might be speculatively restored as follows: desertores [
] ad te cum [ NN misi-]/mus. For
another possible reference to deserters see 320.4 and note. For the
treatment of deserters see Digest 22.214.171.124-8.
This might well be a reference to mili[tes.
The line might end oret or ores.
If we have drafts of more than one letter, it would be possible to see this as
the end of an address to someone with a name ending -gius.
Alternatively, it might be the end of (e.g.) nauigio.
prop]ter is also possible.
It is tempting to suggest commi-/[lito(nes), cf. 318.2 note,
but we could just as easily have part of (e.g.) committo.