There is a large space between the name of the sender and that of the
addressee, cf. 249.1, 321.1, 347.a.1.
notam: the reading is
somewhat uncertain since everything before am is very faint. The
word apparently begins with n, and although o is not
easy, notam gives good sense (a
"sign", "indication", or an agreed mark to indicate the
genuineness of a letter, Cicero, Fam. 13.6.2 and cf.
Youtie (1973)). We have also considered cupam which
probably occurs in 180.2 in connection with wheat (for physical
evidence for wooden barrels at Vindolanda see VRR II,
76-81) and spicam ("grain",
cf. 343.i.7 etc.), but neither reading is as convincing.