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TVI Publication No. 39

Vindolanda Inventory No. 129

Introduction

The back of the left-hand portion of the diptych has abraded traces of five lines, written across the grain, perhaps a casual account (cf. 233).

i
. . . . . . . .
n 1 quod est principium epistulae
n 2 meae te fortem esse a Cordono-
n n 3 uis amicus missit mihi ostria
4 quinquaginta quo uelocius fir-
. . . . . . . .
ii
5 ].[c.3]ar.....[
6 uacat
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n 1 Lucio decurion[i
n 2 ]..teri

Notes

"... which is the principal reason for my letter (to express the wish?) that you are vigorous. A friend sent me fifty oysters from Cordonovi (?). In order that ... more speedily ... (Back) To Lucius, decurion from ..."