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Notes on line 3:

This line is affected by a fold in the papyrus which cuts through the letters. Nevertheless the text can be read, and this line reveals that someone associated with this contract was involved with the Roman fleet. Since the debtor has just stated that he has taken the loan, perhaps this line gives the name of the lender, who is a soldier in the Augustan fleet.

[ from N, a soldier in the ] classis Aug(ustae) liburn(a)

Where N is the name of the lender. A liburna was a term for a vessel in the fleet, and soldiers were often identified by the ships on which they served . Thus we can expect that the following line will begin with the name of the vessel.

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