Background and Physical Properties
- Recto; Verso is blank
- 9.2 x 6.8 cm
- 15 lines
- Conservation Status
- Broken off at the right and bottom sides. Holes across the folding areas.
- Palaeographic Description
- Small cursive handwriting. Large epsilon in the beginning.
- Ann Arbor
- 14-23 July, 152 A.D.
- Dionysias, Themistou meris, Arsinoite nome, Egypt
- In 1921 through the agency of the British Museum for Cornell University; handed over to the University of Michigan in 1972.
- Palamedes' bank at the village Dionysias, Arsinoite nome
- Type of Text/Title of Work
- Receipt for rent paid by transfer of bank deposit
- A woman named Tasis, resident of Dionysias, which was located in the division of Themistes at the western end of Lake Moeris, has rented a farm plot belonging to her to one Anoubas who lived in the village of Philoteris. The latter village lay some miles to the southeast of Dionysias along the road leading into the Faum from the Small Oasis. In the month Epeiph, sometime between July 14 and 23, Anoubas piad the rent on this plot. Since the receipt was made out by the village bank of Palamedes, the rent must have been paid by the lessee to the bank. Whether both the peasant Anoubas and the lessee Tasis had deposits at this bank, and the rent was paid by a mere transfer of the necessary amount upon the bank's books from one account to the other, or whether the lessee Anoubas brought the actual money and deposited it to the account of Tasis, does not appear from the document. The form of the receipt has a costomary characteristic of the statements of deposit-transfers made out by the Egyptian banks, namely that the usual greeting (xairein) is lacking, and that the fact of the transfer is put in the accusative-infinitive construction without the governing verb. BGU 70 is an example of such a transfer statement and happens to be from the same bank.
- Subject Headings
- Banks and banking--Egypt.
- Mad¯inat W¯atifah, Kawm (Egypt)
- Fatherless families--Egypt.
- Caesar Titus Aelius Hadrian Antoninus Augustus Pius, Emperor;
- Palamedes, banker;
- Anoubas, son of Sotos;
- Sotos, father of Anoubas;
- Tasis, apator, her mother being Ta[ ];
- Heron, son of Lykas;
- Lykas, father of Heron
- Dionysias, Themistou meris, Arsinoite nome, Egypt;
- Philoteris, Themistou meris, Arsinoite nome, Egypt
- Year 15 of Imperator Caesar Titus Aelius Hadrian Antoninus Pius, Epiph..., from the bank of Palamedes and partners at Dionysias. Anoubas, son of Sotas, from the village of Philoteris, to the farmer Tasis, apator, her mother being ..., from the village of Dionysias, aged 40, scar on her forehead, with (her) legal representative, Heron son of Lykas, aged 35, scar on the left shin. (We certify that) Tasis has in full from Anoubas the rents of the present fifteenth year ...
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Information on Publications
Series and Volume Editor Year Pg/Nr Photo SB Preferred Citation Corrections PCorn Westermann WL - Kraemer CJ 1926 41 Westermann WL - Kraemer CJ, PCorn, 41, 1926 -- BL II 2, 50 BL II 2, 50
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