Inv.no.85.117. 96 x 52 mm.
Part of the beginning of a letter on the left-hand side of a diptych from a person named Valatta, probably a woman (see note to line 1). Two small fragments with writing have become detached and their placement has to be deduced (see notes to lines 1 and 3). There are two tie-holes at the left-hand side. The hand bears some resemblance to that of 311 but is somewhat cruder. The reference to Lepidina in line 5 leaves no doubt that the letter was written to Cerialis. This is the only letter to him which is apparently from a woman. What survives of the content suggests that she was asking for some favour or concession (perhaps compare 322, 344).
'Valatta to her Cerialis, greetings. I ask my lord that you relax your severity (?) and through Lepidina that you grant me what I ask (?) ... '