Vindolanda Tablets Online Tablets Exhibition Reference Help
leaf 1 (front) view all leaves tablet leaf layout

Tablet 321

search results | new search
Image: Leaf No. 1 ( front ) turn leaf thumbnail and introduction off
 Latin text turn Latin transcript off
 English translation turn English transcript off
Tablet 321 leaf 1 (front) - click to launch image zooming viewer

open image zooming viewer

Vindolanda Inventory No. 86.507


Two joining fragments from the top of the left-hand portion of a diptych containing the opening of a letter to a person called Fadus. There is a tiny scrap with traces of a few letters which we cannot place; it might supply part of the name of the sender. Only the first line of the message survives and, rather surprisingly, it seems to express the wish that something might turn out badly for the recipient. The hand is a reasonably competent but not very elegant cursive.

n 1 ].s Fado suo
2 salutem
3 opto male tibi eueniat ut per
4 traces
. . . . . . . . .


"... to his Fadus, greetings. It is my wish that it might turn out badly for you ...."