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Vindolanda Inventory No. 85.188

Introduction

Three joining fragments of a leaf containing part of a letter to Cerialis. It seems probable that we have the ends of some lines in the left-hand column, which overran the fold, and the beginnings of lines in the right-hand column. What is preserved of the address on the back shows that between a third and a half of the line length in the right-hand column is missing. The preserved part of the text seems to be referring to the despatch of something. The hand uses a high percentage of ligatures which, in view of the small amount remaining, make it very difficult to read.

i
. . . . . . . . .
n 1 [ ].
2 [ ]no
3 [ ]
4 [ ]i
. . . . . . . . .
5  
ii
. . . . .
n 6 comm[
n 7 tibi missi [
n 8 equitem ex t[
9 goresset [
10 traces
. . . . .
back
1 [Flauio] Ceriali
2 [praef(ecto)] coh(ortis)
. . . . . .

Notes

"... I have sent to you ... through (?) a cavalryman from ... (Back) To Flavius Cerialis, prefect of the cohort."