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TVII Tablet: 327
Search Result: 1
Title: Letter referring to coinage
Category: Miscellaneous correspondence

Commentary:

A fragment of a leaf containing three lines of a letter. It is not clear whether it belongs to the left- or right-hand portion of a diptych. The text mentions aes minutum ("small change") and it is possible to imagine that the sender is informing the recipient that he has despatched someone carrying the money; cf. 323.3 for a reference to the coins called uictoriati. For the function of coinage in this respect see Howgego (1992).

Text:


. . . . .
n 1 et ad..runt
n 2 secum in aere
n 3 minuto quia gr.[
. . . . .

Translation:

"... and they are bringing (?) it with them in small change because ..."

Notes:

1          adferunt fits the traces reasonably well and makes good sense here (cf. 281.i.1 note and 3).

2-3          For aes minutum see TLL I 1075.25.


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