Inv.no.93.1200. 37 x 21 mm.
Archaeological data. Location: N. Period: 4.
This fragment contains on one side two lines of an account written across the grain, with possible traces of the tops of letters of a third line. On the other side are the remains of what must be an address: the first line is a place-name written on the slant in the top left corner and the second line is in address script. This is not easy to explain. We think it most likely that this tablet was originally a letter sent to Sever- at Vindolanda. Some or all of the right-hand side of the tablet was left blank (cf. 301) and this was then rotated 90 degrees clockwise and used, perhaps by Sever- himself for an account; there is a parallel for such a use of tablet in 233. If this is correct, it is conceivable that the traces after line 2 of the account might in fact be the ends of lines of the letter on the left-hand side of the diptych, but we think it more likely that it is a continuation of the account. The hand is a neat one with emphatic ascenders to d and a in line 2