right-hand part of a double leaf containing the end of a letter from Aelius
Brocchus to Cerialis. Although so little of 244 survives for
comparison, we are reasonably confident that the hand is the same as that of 291 even
though the form of u is different and there are no apex marks.
For the hands in the letters from Brocchus and his wife Severa see 243, 292,
introduction. The lower part of the leaf, which no doubt contained the closing
greeting, is lost.