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TVI Publication No. 25

Vindolanda Inventory No. 4

Introduction

Part of a leaf containing the foot of the right-hand column of a letter to Cerialis. The notch in the left-hand edge looks deliberate and probably indicates a letter written (or concluding on?) a half-diptych, cf. 243. The evidence relating to Cerialis' wife Lepidina and the pattern of expression in 291 and 244 make it clear that the reading of line 1 in the ed. pr. was wide of the mark, as is that of CEL 93.1. The first hand is very idiosyncratic and we cannot parallel it in any of the other tablets; a in tuam, for example, is very odd.


. . . . . . . . .
n 1 Lepidinam tuam a me saluta
n n 2 m2 uale mi domine
3 frater karissime
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1 m1Flauio Ceriali
2 traces
. . . . .

Notes

"Greet your Lepidina from me. (2nd hand) May you be well, my lord and dearest brother. (Back, 1st hand) To Flavius Cerialis ..."