sue/tudine is certain and the
traces would permit ex consue-/tudine (cf. OLD, s.v.1b).
There appear to be traces of three letters after nos of which
the first is e or f; fra could be
read but there is no room for the rest of frater. We think that the
best solution is to suppose that some of the traces are not ink and to read et.
We expect a noun ending -tatem but the traces are too exiguous for
us to suggest anything with confidence.
At the beginning profic looks
possible and some part of proficiscor seems more likely
than part of proficio. The reading at the end of the line strongly
suggests uale and this could be
the end of the letter; but we cannot say whether or not this is written by a
Only the numeral viiii in line 2 is comparatively clear;
there is room for coh(ortis) before it and Bat(auorum) after it
is just possible, though very little is visible. Of the name in line 1 we can
really see only la and i in the gentilicium; the
traces would just about support Flauio but it is difficult
to see Ceriali in what follows (Geniali is
certainly even harder).