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Vindolanda Inventory No. 87.563
complete diptych with remains of two columns of a letter. The left- and
right-hand edges contain remains of notches and tie-holes. The left-hand column
contains six lines of writing and the right six or seven. The address is
written, as is usual, on the back of the right-hand portion. The writing is
very abraded, particularly on the left-hand portion. It is nevertheless clear
that the letter did not begin here and it seems evident that it must have been
written on more than one diptych (cf. 292, 343). No
substantive idea of the content can be gleaned. The letter may be addressed to
as is your custom (?), love us and show ... to us ... of your ... (Back) To ...
of the 9th Cohort of Batavians."
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