Tablet 713

description

Inv.no.93.1488c. (a) 55 x 28 mm. (b) 50 x 28 mm.
Archaeological data. Location: SG (bonfire site). Period: 3.
Fragments from what seem to be the top of the left- and right-hand columns of a letter, written in an upright, squarish script. The ink is mostly very faint and there is much dirt.

edition

i:
Ịuli..a . ạṛị . [ n
] . c̣ị am. ṛ . ṭ [ n
traces of 2 more lines
. . . . . . . .
ii:
] .bar traces [
] . e. ṣ .. quid d.. [
] . itutum .. tuṭ ... [ n
] p̣e.bar .nes traces [ n
. . . . . . . .

commentary

i.1. If, as seems likely, this is the start of a letter, the sender's first name was either Ịuliụṣ, with the name following beginning A-, or Ịuliạ, followed by Ṣa or P̣a. We think the second alternative more likely. The next two or three letters are almost wholly obscured by dirt but do not readily suggest either Pacata or Paterna (for whom see Tab.Vindol.II, Index II).

i.2. Perhaps read/restore ut] ṣc̣ịam f̣ṛạṭ[er.

ii.3. -ṭitutum ẹṣt (or ṣịt) uṭ is possible.

ii.4. peṛ barọnes looks possible. For baro, possibly a Germanic loan-word, cf. its attestation in Tab.Sulis 44.3, with note ad loc. and the discussion in Adams (1992a), 15-17.

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