Inv.no.93.1424. 92 x 68 mm.
Archaeological data. Location: Site II . Period: 4/5.
All four sides of a complete diptych are preserved in part, but a section in the middle at the top has been lost. Two v-shaped notches are to be seen in the left- and right-hand edges, but there are no tie-holes. The left-hand column contains part of a letter to Flavius Genialis. The right-hand half of the diptych is blank on this side, but has the address written on the back, probably by the same hand as the first hand of the letter. It is clear that what is preserved is the conclusion of a letter, which must have begun on a previous diptych, cf., e.g., 292. Since the letter was completed in the left-hand column, the writer had no need to write anything in the right-hand column. The hand is upright with a somewhat square appearance; it is much like that of 611. a in capitis (line 2) has a hook to the left at the foot of the second diagonal (similar to, e.g., 668); in line 3 it ligatures with the d following.
quod uenire non [..... n
capitis eṇịṃ dol[ore] n
grauissime adfic̣[ior] n
sicuṭ etiam ṣ..... n
5 domine karissime uale
' because I have been (unable?) to come. For I am suffering very severely from a headache, just as also Farewell, my dearest lord. (Back) To Flavius Genialis, prefect. '