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Vindolanda Inventory No. 87.607
lower part of a diptych containing part of a letter. On the left-hand side are
three lines of the first column. On the right there are only exiguous traces,
perhaps belonging to the closing greeting; saluta in i.3
seems likely to come towards the end of the message and it is therefore
reasonable to suppose that it ended in the upper, lost portion of the
right-hand half. The attribution to the correspondence of Cerialis is not
certain; it is suggested by the occurrence of the Ninth Cohort of Batavians in
the address on the back (see note to back 2). Of particular palaeographical
interest is the form of e, made in three distinct parts (e.g. line 2, ipse).
have ... petitions (?) which I myself will bring to you. Greet ... (Back) To
.... of the 9th Cohort of Batavians, from Cluvius Faber, ... of Petrus."
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