Tablet 621

description

Inv.no.93.1537. 98 x 41 mm.
Archaeological data. Location: SG (bonfire site). Period: 3.
All that survives from the left-hand column on the front is a stroke from the end of one line; clearly the right-hand column was mostly or even completely blank (cf., e.g., 301). On the back is a fragment of the address, which proves that we have the remains of a letter sent by Cerialis. This can hardly be a draft and presumably was either a file copy or was brought back to Vindolanda by the recipient; 242 is similar.

edition

commentary

1. The traces of the first surviving line are in address script. The reading is reasonably secure and praef is suitable, since Cerialis describes himself as a collega.

2. The writing slopes diagonally upwards as is usual. It is not in what we have designated the "Cerialis hand".

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