Tablet 605

description

Inv.no.93.1528e. 172 x 23 mm.
Archaeological data. Location: SG (bonfire site). Period: 3.
A diptych containing remains of an account written along the grain. The tablet may be complete at the top, left and right. The apparent remains of v-shaped notches at the bottom corners enable us to determine the relationship between the two pieces. The writing on the left-hand side has faded so badly that nothing can be read. There appear to be traces of one line at the top of the left-hand portion but we cannot tell whether there was originally more writing below this. There is one line of severely abraded writing on the back of the left-hand piece, which may or may not be part of the same text; the back of the right-hand piece is blank. The entries all refer to the shoes called galliculae belonging to individuals. The items to which the numbers refer must have been specified in the lost portion of the text; it can hardly be doubted that they were nails (cf., introd., above, p.00). The subject-matter is similar to that of 604 and the three personal names also occur in 607, but the unremarkable cursive hand in which 605 is written is almost certainly different.

edition

i:
traces of 1 line

translation

'In respect of the shoes of Lucanus, number 12.
In respect of the shoes of Taurinus, number 9.
In respect of the shoes of Aventinus, number 11.
number 11. '

commentary

ii.1. There was presumably a dash over n but little or no trace remains. For galliculae ("Gallic shoes") see 602.2 note and the evidence cited by Lauffer, Ed.Diocl. 9.12-14. Lucanus occurs in 607.b.2 and 610.12 and 15.

ii.2. For Taurinus see 604.i.1-2 note, 607.a.1-2.

ii.3. Only the tops of the letters of ịṇ are preserved. For Aventinus see 607.a.3-4 and note.

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