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Vindolanda Inventory No. 85.069


A fragment containing the ends of two lines from the left-hand column of a letter and three lines from the end of the right-hand column. The amount of space before the first line in the second column suggests either that the writer left a blank space between the end of the message proper and the closure, or that the three surviving lines came at the top of col.ii; if the latter is the case, as is suggested by the fact that uale at the end of line ii.3 is probably by a second hand, the letter must have been written on more than one tablet (cf. 292, 343), since the preserved line-ends in col.i clearly cannot belong to the opening of a letter.

. . . .
n 1 ]. per
n 2 ]bis
. . . .
. . . . . . . . .
n 3 Pacatam saluta uerbis meis
4 et tuos omnes cum quibus opto
5 domine bene ualeas ? uale


"... Greet Pacata in my words, and all your household with whom, my lord, I pray that you are in good health. (2nd hand?) Farewell."