Tablet 202

description (a) 24 x 67 mm. (b-e) small fragments.
This tablet consists of nine fragments, five of which can be joined (a). It could be the lower half of a diptych, perhaps belonging with 201 (see introduction) and it may be complete at the right. It contains an account of commodities and their cash prices. Of the four small unplaced fragments (b-e) only one (b) contains substantial traces.


. . . . . . . .
] .. i (sextarios) viii (denarios) ị.. [ n
] .. ṭ. (sextarium) i (denarii) (quadrantem) n
] . ẹti m(odium) i (sextarium) i [ n
[[ ] (denarios) viiị]] n
5 ] . ṣ ṃurịaẹ [ n
] uacat (denarii) s(emissem)
]ṣ Martịạs
]lis n
].. ri
10 ]ịs
. . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . .
].. [
] (denarios) [
]. r. [
. . . . . . . .


a.1. ]..i: these letters can be read in more ways than one. If we have the end of a commodity, it could be ]nti (e.g. frumenti). It is not inconceivable, however, that we might have ] m(odios) iii.

a.2. The writing at the left is obscured by dirt adhering to the surface. We may have a]ceti (cf. 190.c.25), perhaps repeated in line 3 (see note); ].egi is a possible reading but it does not suggest anything suitable.

a.3. Perhaps a]ceti, cf. line 2. The e is made in three strokes with an oblique top-stroke. The dash over the following m extends on either side of the letter.

a.4. This entry appears to be erased with a single, horizontal line; perhaps a prematurely written total or subtotal?

a.5. Perhaps the end of a date at the left. For muriae cf. 190.c.27 and note, 302.margin 2. The letter read as i is badly faded and appears to have a top-stroke. This is probably dirt, but if not, it would suggest c; however, it does not seem possible to make the traces at the left fit amurcae ("lees of olive-oil").

a.8. ]lis: perhaps the end of a commodity (e.g. sa]lis, cf. 186.10 note) with the quantity at the right, if the leaf is incomplete at this margin, or at the beginning of the next line.

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