P.Mich.inv. 1429 / Recto

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Record Details

Inventory Number
P.Mich.inv. 1429
Processing Number
1429
Section/Side
Recto
Image Side
Recto

Background and Physical Properties

Publ./Side
Recto; Verso is blank
Connections
-
Material
Pap
Size
8 x 21.2 cm.
Items
1
Lines
1-30
Mounted
No
Negative
Yes
Conservation Status
This papyrus is a long narrow strip, to which the writer has accommodated his text so as to leave noticeable margin on all sides, and especially on the right, where the somewhat irregular margin varies generally from 1.5 to 3.5 cm. This is unexpected because writers of documents tend to bring their text as close to the right edge as is feasible. The papyrus is regularly cut on all sides and has sustained only little damage.
Palaeographic Description
The hand, while obviously awkward, maintains itself steadily through 30 lines. It remains throughout at an elementary level and has that look, in the shape and size of its letters, which has elsewhere been decribed as "retarded" (H.C. Youtie, Scriptiunculae II 646, n. 78). This deficiency is matched by the writer's frequent blunders in spelling.
Status
published
Library
Ann Arbor

Contents

Date
September 3, 7 A.D.
Origin
unknown
Provenance
unknown
Acquisition
January 1924; Acquired with Nahman lot
Language
Greek
Genre
documentary
Author
Ptollas
Type of Text/Title of Work
private letter
Content
Ptollas reminds Isas that two years have passed since he borrowed an unspecified sum from Ptollas. The latter maintains from start to finish a smooth, courteous, friendly tone, but leaves no doubt that he expects repayment at the earliest opportunity.
Persons
Ptollas,
Isas
Geographica
-
Translation
"Ptollas to Isas, abundant greetings and good health. Know that in the letter which I sent you, there was not included in what was written there the statement: "Give the interest to someone but not the principal." I wrote saying that it is two years since you borrowed the money, but you sent me no word. For if I had not known that you are trustworthy, I would not have lent it to you. Knowing your good faith, I gave the note to no one. If you find someone trustworthy . . . send the interest and the principal. Year 37 of Caesar, Thoth 5. Farewell."

Information on Publications

Publications
Series and Volume Editor Year Pg/Nr Photo SB Preferred Citation Corrections
ZPE 28 Youtie HC 1978 262-4 Pl XVIIIa SB XIV 12172 Youtie HC, ZPE 28, 262-4, 1978, Pl XVIIIa -- SB XIV 12172

Cataloging

Cataloger
TC
Year Begin
7
Year End
7

Technical Details

Image Size
3047 x 5480
File Size
2 MB
Record
1429
Link to this Item
https://quod.lib.umich.edu/a/apis/x-1429/1429r.tif

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"P.Mich.inv. 1429; Recto". https://quod.lib.umich.edu/a/apis/x-1429/1429r.tif. University of Michigan Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 03, 2022.