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Vindolanda Inventory No. 85.137


This must be a draft of a letter, perhaps with a line containing the names of sender and recipient missing at the top. It is clearly only a draft since the writer has had two attempts at the first line (cf. perhaps ChLA XI 493) and may have abandoned his text before completing the word karissime (no trace of final e is visible on the photograph); he has also corrected the f of frater, probably from k. The hand is a rather inelegant, but nonetheless competent cursive. The other side of this fragment contains a line of Virgil (118).

. . . . . . .
1 salutem
2 rogo ..g uacat
3 rogo frater karissim
. . . . . . .