Tablet 191

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Inv.no.11, Tab.Vindol.I 5, Plate II.3.
The accumulated evidence now makes it very likely indeed that this account of meat relates to the domestic administration of the praetorium and that the words in lines 8 and 11 should be understood as in praetorio (note ChLA X 409, seruo in p[). For the main hand see 194, introduction. For animals at Vindolanda see the references given in 190, introduction, Tab.Vindol.I, p.94, Hodgson (1976), (1977), VRR III, 108-13 and cf. King (1991).

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. . . . . . . .
] in p̣[
] ṣ (denarios) [ n
condimen[t- n
capream [
5 salis . [ n
porcellum [ n
pernam . [ n
in p[
frumen[ti
10 ceruin[am
in p. [
ad condiṭ [ n
caprea [ n
[[ s(umma) (denarii) [ ]] n
15 s(umma) (denarii) xx [
braciṣ . [ n
(denarios) ị[
. ụm[ n

translation

'in ...
... denarii ...
spices ...
roe-deer ...
5of salt ...
young pig ...
ham ...
in ...
of wheat ...
10venison ...
in ...
for pickling (?)
roe-deer ...
[[total, denarii ...]]
15total, denarii 20+
of emmer ...
denarii ...
total (?) ... '

commentary

2. There may be a medial point after s, cf. note to line 14.

3. For condimenta see also 193.3.

5. salis: see 186.10 and note. The trace at the edge could be part of a superscript bar over m (i.e. m(odi-)).

6. porcellum: it is clear from 180.27, 183.4 and 186.20-1 that pigs were kept as livestock either under military supervision or at least in the close vicinity of the fort.

7. pernam: cf. 182.i.7. It does not seem likely that we have the remains of a denarius symbol at the edge but we might have p(ondo) followed by a number, then a cash sum.

12-13. ad cotidia[n / caprea[m, ed. pr. We originally understood this as a reference to daily needs or use. Our improved reading rather suggests a reference to pickling or preserving and we suggest as a possible restoration ad condit[um (or -uram) / caprea[e.

14. There may be a medial point after s(umma).

16. bracis .[: bracis [, ed. pr. Cf. 343.iii.25 and the note ad loc. in Bowman, Thomas and Adams (1990), 348.2.

18. sum[ma is an attractive possibility and it might be the global total of individual sums, cf. 185.29.

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