Tablet 493

Three non-joining fragments of an account written across the grain. (a) has a tie-hole visible and is from the top of a diptych; it has parts of five lines. (b) is a small piece with remains of four lines. (c), which has two tie-holes, is clearly from the bottom; it has remains of (probably) eight lines, but is too abraded to be legible.


] ṛ .. ṇo c̣[ n
] ẹb. r... [ n
] . oris in [ n
5 ] (den) i s(emissem) () i [.
] (denari-) s(emissem) () i [
] (denarios) vi [
] (asses) ịịi. [ n


a.1. ṭio could be read for ṇo but ratio is impossible.

a.2. Perhaps no letter lost between b and r; F]ẹbrụạṛ[i- is therefore possible but is not an easy reading.

a.4. c̣oris (cf. 154.7 and note) is not impossible but is not probable.

b.4. The as symbol also occurs in c.3; here it appears to be followed by a symbol unlike any other we have seen in the tablets (but there is no certainty that all the traces on the photograph are ink).

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