Tablet 151

description

Inv.no.32, Tab.Vindol.I 2, Plate I, 5.
With the evidence of the tablets found in the 1980s, there is no difficulty in recognising the category to which this text belongs and the unit involved as the Ninth Cohort of Batavians, despite the fact that a break in the leaf makes the reading of the numeral by no means straightforward (see line 2 note). The script has a number of serifs - l is a particularly emphatic example.

commentary

1. This line must have contained renuntium and, unusually, coh(ortis).

2. The numeral has a superscript bar. A close examination of the original supports the reading viiii (against our remark in Bowman and Thomas (1987), 134, cf. A.R.Birley (1990a), 19).

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