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Record Details

Inventory Number
P.Mich.inv. 3125
Processing Number
1814
Section/Side
Recto + Verso
Image Side
Verso

Background and Physical Properties

Publ./Side
Recto + Verso
Connections
Zenon archive
Material
Pap
Size
16 x 25 cm
Items
1
Lines
Recto - 36;
Verso - 4 columns of 2 lines each
Mounted
Yes
Negative
Yes
Conservation Status
broken at the bottom; much damaged on the left side and along some folds; "when bought, the papyrus was rolled up and sealed, and a photograph was taken of it in that condition; but in the process of unrolling the clay sealings broke in pieces" (Edgar) [this photograph could not be found]. The broken seal has been preserved in tiny fragments.
Palaeographic Description
Outer text better written and less corrected than the inner (Edgar)
Status
published
Library
Ann Arbor

Contents

Date
June/July 245 B.C.
Origin
Philadelpheia, Herakleidou meris, Arsinoite nome, Egypt
Provenance
Philadelpheia, Herakleidou meris, Arsinoite nome, Egypt
Acquisition
July 1925; Acquired from Dr. Kondilios
Language
Greek
Genre
Documentary
Author
Demetrios son of Apollonios
Type of Text/Title of Work
Acknowledgment of Debt
Content
Duplicate deed, attested by six witnesses, by which Demetrios acknowledges to Zenon that he owes him 153 kids from the rent which he agreed to pay on a herd of 144 she-goats which he had leased from an agent of Zenon for two years (see also P.Cair.Zen. III, 59340, which is the original contract of rent, and P.Lond. VII, 2011)
Persons
Ptolemaios (III) son of Ptolemaios, (basileus), and Arsinoe, (basileia), theoi Adelphoi;
Archelaos son of Damas, hiereus Alexandrou kai theon Adelphon (see Pros.Ptol. III 5040);
Alexandros (deified king);
Arsinoe Philadelphos (deified queen);
Arsinoe daughter of Polemokrates, kanephoros Arsinoes Philadelphou (see Pros.Ptol. III 5026);
Demetrios son of Apollonios, Aspendios tes epigones (aipolos) (see Pros.Ptol. IV 12086);
Zenon son of Agreophon, Kaunios, parepidemos (see Pros.Ptol. I 80 + add.);
Limnaios son of Apollonios, Aspendios (brother of Demetrios) (aipolos) (see Pros.Ptol. IV 12122);
Iason ho para Zenonos = Iason son of Kerkion, Kalyndeus, parepidemos (see Pros.Ptol. I 130 + add.; IV 10252; V 13450);
Agroitas, Kaunios, ton Thyionos hebdomekontadrachmos klerouchos (see Pros.Ptol. II 3779);
Thyion (see Pros.Ptol. II 1913);
Timokles son of Ariston, Argeades;
Pythokles son of Iason, Arsinoeus, ton Menelaou, hekatontarouros (brother of Polykleitos) (see Pros.Ptol. II 4086);
Polykleitos son of Iason, Arsinoeus, ton Menelaou, hekatontarouros (brother of Pythokles) (see Pros.Ptol. II 4068);
Menelaos (see Pros.Ptol. II 1919 + add.);
Antipatros son of Aristogeiton, Athenaios tes epigones;
Heliodoros [son of - - -], ton oupo epegmenon eis demon [- - -] (?), Alexandreus tes epigones
Geographica
Philadelpheia, Arsinoite nome; Aspendios; Kaunios; Argeades; Arsinoeus; Kalyndos; Athenaios; Alexandreus
Translation
(Recto)
(Inner text)
In the third year of the reign of Ptolemy son of Ptolemy and Arsinoe, Brother gods, Archelaos son of Damas being priest of Alexander and of the Brother gods and Arsinoe daughter of Polemokrates being basket-bearer of Arsinoe Philadelphos, in the month of Xandikos, in Philadelphia of the Arsinoite nome. Demetrios son of Apollonios, Aspendian, of the Epigone, acknowledges to Zenon son of Agreophon, Kaunian, foreign resident, that he owes 'with respect to the rent' a hundred and fifty-three kids [[which he owed]] from the 'goats which' he hired [[from Iason]], 'together with Limnaios son of [Apollonios], Aspendian, from Iason' the agent of Zenon, to the number of a hundred and forty-four '. . .' from Pauni of the thirty-ninth year to Pachons in the third [year], and he does not contest the said number. Witnesses: Agroitas, Kaunian, of the troop of Thyion, in the seventy-drachmai grade, cleruch; Timokles son of Ariston, Argead; Pythokles son of Iason, Arsinoeus, and Polykleites son of Iason, Arsinoeus, both of the troop of Menelaos, holders of a hundred arourai; [[Iason son of Kerkion, Kalyndeus, foreign resident;]] Antipatros son of Aristogeiton, Athenian, [of the Epigone]; Heliodoros [son of . . .], of those not yet inscribed in the deme(?) [. . .], Alexandrian, of the Epigone.
(Outer text)
I have the valid copy.
In the third year [of the reign] of Ptolemy son of Ptolemy and [Arsinoe, Brother] gods, Archelaos son of Damas being priest of Alexander and of the Brother gods and Arsinoe daughter of Polemokrates being basket-bearer of Arsinoe Philadelphos, in the month of Xandikos, or Pachons of the Egyptians, in Philadelphia of the Arsinoite nome. Demetrios son of Apollonios, Aspendian, of the Epigone, acknowledges to Zenon son of Agreophon, Kaunian, foreign resident, that he owes with respect to the rent a hundred and fifty-three 'kids' [from the goats which] he hired, together with [Limnaios] son of Apollonios, Aspendian, from Iason the agent of Zenon, to the number of a hundred and forty-four from Pauni of the thirty-ninth year to [Pachons] in the third year, and he does not contest the said number. Witnesses: Agroitas, Kaunian, of the troop of Thyion, in the seventy-drachmai grade, cleruch; Timokles son of Ariston, Argead; Pythokles and Polykleites both sons of Iason, [Arsinoeis, of the troop of] Menelaos, holders of a hundred arourai; Antipatros [- - -].
(Verso)
(Seal) of Zenon
(Seal) of Demetrios
(Seal) of Agroitas
(Seal) of Timokles
(Seal) of [Pythokles]
(Seal) of Polykleitos
(Seal) of Antipatros
(Seal) of Heliodoros

Information on Publications

Publications
Series and Volume Editor Year Pg/Nr Photo SB Preferred Citation Corrections
PMich I Edgar CC 1931 66 Edgar CC, PMich I, 66, 1931 -- BL V, 70 (date) BL V, 70 (date)

Information on Publications--Bibliography

Bibliography
A.E. Samuel, Ptolemaic Chronology (Muenchen, 1962) p. 77; 81-82.

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Institution
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Cataloging

Cataloger
PH
Year Begin
-245
Year End
-245

Technical Details

Image Size
4326 x 3432
File Size
2 MB
Record
1814
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