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Vindolanda Inventory No. 85.186.b


The beginning of a draft letter from Cerialis to a person whose name has not survived. The hand is not securely identifiable with any other in the Cerialis correspondence; it is similar in character to that of 248 and 291, but cannot be the same since the latter come from Brocchus and Severa. The use of interpunct is notable. The draft seems to end with a deletion and to have been abandoned. There are traces of a few illegible letters on the back of the lower part of the leaf, but since a draft will not have contained an address, these probably belong to a different text or draft.

1 Flauius · Cerialis .[..]..[
2 salutem
n 3 si · sollicitudini · meae domin[e
n 4 explicata est [[..]]
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