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Volume One (TVI) material for tablet 163 (TVI tablet number 11)


Reference: J.D. Thomas, Scriptorium 30 (1976), pp.41-2 and p1.66

This scrap is of interest as being the only piece in the collection written in a capital script, albeit of a rather plain kind (on this see Vol. I., Ch. 4). It is somewhat surprising that this should be the only tablet from Vindolanda in a capital script, since its use in military papyri is not at all uncommon. Such a script is far more likely to appear in an official document than in a letter, and this is supported by the fact that the writing is across the grain. We suggest that it may have been the heading of a list of optiones or something similar.