Uario eq(uiti) Coh(ortis) VIII Fid(ae) ((mid-dot)) salutem ((mid-dot)) queṛẹ
ad tessera<m> in locum qui dicitur Secedi
uarias misi tesera<s> Secedi Iuli-
5um Ianuarium Secedi
viii kal(endas) Maias
Description: Fragment of ceramic ostrakon
0.12 x h:
0.057 x d:
Text: Letters painted on both sides.
Letters: No measurements
Date: 253 - 259; 27 April (context, internal date)
Translation source: Adams, 1994
Pomponius Silvanus, decurio, to Julius Varius, eques of the Cohors VIII Fida, greetings. Seek for the token (?) in the place which is called Secedi. I sent various tesserae to Secedi, in July and January, to Secedi, 24 April
Translation by: Charlotte Roueché
(recto) Pomponius Felix, decurion, to Julius Varius, eques of the Eighth Cohort Fida, greetings. Look for the tablet in the place which is called Secedi. I sent several tablets to Secedi in July and in January to Secedi. 8th (scil. day before the) kalends of May (i.e. April 24).
(verso) Received 5th(scil. day before the) kalends of May (i.e. April 27), by (i.e. the hand of) Pano(nius?), frumentarius.