The Vindolanda Writing-Tablets (Tabulae Vindolandenses IV, Part 1)

A.K. Bowmana1, J.D. Thomasa2 and R.S.O. Tomlina3

a1 Brasenose College, University of Oxford,

a2 Department of Classics and Ancient History, Durham University,

a3 Wolfson College, University of Oxford,


This article contains full editions with commentaries of the first instalment of the approximately 37 ink writing-tablets from Vindolanda discovered in the excavation seasons of 2001, 2002 and 2003. The editions are numbered continuously from 854, following the sequence in A.K. Bowman and J.D. Thomas, The Vindolanda Writing-Tablets (Tabulae Vindolandenses III) (2003), and are grouped in the following categories: Literary Texts, Military Documents, Accounts, Letters. The second instalment, to be published in 2011, will contain the remaining Letters and Descripta.

(Online publication July 13 2010)