Tablet 714

description (a) 35 x 22 mm. (b) 25 x 19 mm.
Archaeological data. Location: SG (bonfire site). Period: 3.
Two fragments of an address. As they were found together they no doubt belong to the same address, even though they may be in different hands. There may be one or two ink traces on the front of (d); (e) seems to be blank.


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b: n
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] .iano coḷ[lega]


a. The fragment appears to come from the top right-hand corner, whereas we should of course expect it to be from the top of the left-hand corner. For the name of the place to which a letter is to be delivered written in capitals see 645.back.

b. Written on a slant and so no doubt the name of the sender. In 261 a Hostilius Flauianus writes to Cerialis; the slight trace of the first surviving letter would permit Fla]ụiano (neither Aemi]liano, the sender of 640, nor Vale]riano, the possible recipient of 697, looks feasible).

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