fragment containing the opening of a letter from Claudius Karus to Cerialis. It
is very likely that Claudius Karus is to be identified with the writer of 250, a letter
of recommendation to Cerialis. Karus was presumably a prefect of another unit
but cannot be further identified (see 250, introduction). The
hand of the present text is a very much better one than that of 250. It is
notable that it uses two distinct forms of l, the first angular,
the second with hooks at top and bottom.