Inv.no.92.1131. 97 x 51 mm.
Archaeological data. Location: N. Period: 4.
The upper part of the left-hand portion of a diptych, containing the salutation and the first four lines of a letter to Optatus. Written in a small, neat hand. The diagonal strokes of a and n are sometimes prolonged markedly at the left; p (line 6) has a noticeable foot. The letter is apparently concerned with a legal contract involving a horse (or horses). The occurrence of the rare word caducarius is noteworthy. The back may have abraded ink traces, although an address would not be expected on the back of a left-hand column.
' to Optatus his lord, greetings. Just as you had written, I requested - as did Flavius licus - the caducary debt(?). We have(?) a note of hand concerning the horse(s) You had scrutinised(?) '