sheet of lead, 3 4/5 in. by 2 1/4 in. by 1/12 in., found(FN1) in 1964 in the
fort bath-house at Leintwardine with Leintwardine-2. A list of
names(FN2) has been cut. It is not clear why this list was cut; it is not a
curse (‘defixio’). It may have served as a writing exercise, though frequently
this was done on tiles before firing.
Mr. S.C. Stanford sent them for study; drawn by the present writer. They came
from the silt of a small drain in the ‘frigidarium’.
These names have been carefully cut in an alphabet with two unusual features.
The middle stroke of each E runs diagonally and when the letter S terminates a
name its tail has been emphasized by cutting a horizontal stroke towards the
right. The sheet of lead seems to be complete, although in l. 4 the final
letter of Maslorius has been lost in damage. In l. 6 there are either two or
three names. The names Carinus, Similis, Comes, Senorix and Tiberinus are
known, but the rest seem to be unmatched.
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