From Alan Bowman and David Thomas, Vindolanda: the Latin writing
tablets London: Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies,
1983, pp. 183
There are two letters addressed to a prefect named Iulius Verecundus
and a third, of which we have only the opening, very probably belongs
with this small group (212).
which is probably to be assigned to Period 2, attests Iulius Verecundus
as prefect of the First Cohort of Tungrians and 313,
which is written by the same hand as 313,
a letter to Cassius Saecularis, refers to a prefect named Verecundus.
It is overwhelmingly probable that the recipient of these three
letters is the same Verecundus. If so, the balance of probability
is that he was at Vindolanda in Period 2.
In none of these letters is the content well enough preserved to
give us anything of real substance but what does survive suggests
that they were all written by people of similar rank.
It should be noted that 302
is a letter probably addressed to a slave of Verecundus; this is
likely to be the same Iulius Verecundus. 326
(a third person reference), 455
(a draft letter?) and 457
(an address to the wife or a slave of Verecundus?) may relate to
the same person, but the cognomen, which is all we have
in these texts, is very common. See also 385,
which may have the remains of an address to a Verecundus, and 283.2