Tablet 183

description 47 x 68 mm.
A fragment of a leaf containing five lines of an account. This may be intact at the top and left but it seems unlikely that what we have is the beginning of the account. It is possible that it was the right-hand part of a diptych with the account written in two columns along the grain, like 182.


. . . . . . . .
. ụṭorị ( centurioni) uacat n
ferri p̣(ondo) lxxxx [ n
Ascạnio (denarios) xxxiị [
Candido ad n="" lemma=""porcọ[s] n
5 .ụ.ae uectoṛ[i] n
. . . . . . . .
] n


'to ...tor, centurion,
iron, 90 lbs ...
to Ascanius, denarii 32+
to Candidus, in charge of the pigs ...
5to ..., transporter ... '


1. .ụṭorị: in view of the centurial sign, which is certain, we must have a name preceding and the termination seems secure. The reading of is not easy; the alternative is but we have not been able to find a suitable name with this ending. The beginning of the name is obscured by dirt but there does not seem to be room for Ạḍịụṭorị (cf. 199.2, 214.1) or another name of similar length. Perhaps Ṭụṭorị.

2. ferri p̣(ondo): there appears to be too much ink simply for and it would be possible to imagine (denarii) clxxxx[; but it seems very unlikely that such a large sum would be involved (cf. 182.ii.15 where the amount for ferrum is less than 5 denarii).

4. The name Candidus occurs in several texts from different periods (see 181.2 note) but the name is so common that it is pointless to hazard identifications. ad porco[s: cf. 180.27.

5. uector[i: the name appears to begin with a large l and we could read Lucae; for the name Luca (gender uncertain) see RIB I 867; NPEL also cites Luca... (in Gallia Belgica) and Lucas. For uectura at Vindolanda cf. VRR II, 29.

Back. The surviving letters are faint and abraded. We might have a name in the genitive, preceded by ratio in the lost portion, cf. 192.back, 207.back.

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