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ï~~Bulletin of the American Society of Papyrologists 47 (2010) 93-109 An Arsinoite Loan of Money with Interest in Kind' Katherine Blouin University of Toronto Abstract Edition of a fourth-century loan of money, most likely from Philadelpheia, with interest in kind (Ke [ov, "legumes"). Discussion of twelve such loans from Late Antique Egypt. P.Col. inv. 46 H x W = 19.9 x 11.5 cm + 3 small frs.2 AD 340-410 Arsinoite nome (Philadelpheia?) Columbia University purchased P.Col. inv. 46 from M. Nahman through H.I. Bell in July 1923. Although nothing is known about the exact provenance 1 I worked on P.Col. inv. 46 during the 2006 ASP Summer Seminar. It belongs to the Papyrus Collection, Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University. I am very grateful to Prof. R.S. Bagnall, Dr. H. Behlmer, and Prof. R. Cribiore for giving me the opportunity to edit and publish this document, as well as for their generous guidance and support. I also wish to thank the other participants of the seminar (M. Bakker, A. Bakkers, S. Bay, A. Bryen, U. Gad, B. Haug, K. Kalish, F. Lemaire, R. Mairs, V. Millozzi, and J. Westerfeld), who provided friendly and helpful feedback, as well as my colleague E. Lytle, who has generously revised the manuscript. R.S. Bagnall provided the acquisition information. 2 Four small, unplaced fragments are registered under the same inventory number. * Fr. 1, located at the bottom left of the papyrus, appears not to belong to this document. Its verso is paler than that of the main sheet; subtle discontinuities between the fibers can be observed as well as a discrepancy between the handwritings and the ink colors. The remains of three lines of writing (c. 10-12 letters each) are visible, but I have not been able to decipher them satisfactorily. This fragment likely has erroneously or deliberately been joined to the document, perhaps by the dealer. * Fr. 2 was originally positioned upside down to the right of fr. 1. The blank space remaining on its left side shows that the preserved text corresponds to the beginning of a line. I believe that this fragment (reading vogpo) corresponds to the beginning of 1. 5, where it is now placed. This seems all the more likely since a trace of what could be the lower part of the first omicron of vogpo is visible just above 1. 6. * Fr. 3 contains traces of two lines of text. In the first line, I read 9p9i, while only a fragmentaryphi remains of the second. It would be tempting to think that this fragment
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