P.Mich.inv. 4225 / Verso

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Record Details

Inventory Number
P.Mich.inv. 4225
Processing Number
2166
Section/Side
Recto
Image Side
Verso

Background and Physical Properties

Publ./Side
Recto; Verso is blank
Material
Pap
Size
8.6 x 30.5 cm
Items
1
Lines
44
Mounted
No
Negative
No
Conservation Status
Nearly complete
Palaeographic Description
A medium-sized, practised hand (Schuman)
Status
published
Library
Ann Arbor

Contents

Date
170 B.C.
Origin
Probably Philadelphia, Herakleidou meris, Arsinoite nome, Egypt
Provenance
Probably Philadelphia, Herakleidou meris, Arsinoite nome, Egypt
Acquisition
July 1925; Acquired by Dr. Askren and Prof Boak
Language
Greek
Genre
Documentary
Author
Demetrios, son of Kephalon
Type of Text/Title of Work
Petition to the Epistates
Content
Petition addressed to the epistates of Philadelphia by Demetrios, son of Kephalon, for action against three men who bought olives or wine from him, because they left pledges for the amounts owed but failed to redeem them on the following day in accordance with their agreements
Persons
Antaios, epistates of Philadelphia (see also B.G.U. III, 1012);
Demetrios son of Kephalon;
Pasinosiris;
Theodotos son of Apytos;
Horos son of Pesais, eremophylax
Geographica
Philadelpheia (Philadelphia)
Translation
To Antaios, epistates of Philadelphia, from Demetrios, son of Kephalon. I am wronged by 'one' Pasinosiris, and Theodotos, 'son of Apytos', and Horos, 'son of Pesais', the desert guard. Pasinosiris, owing me for olives 1300 drachmai [[and]] 'from the 5th day of Mecheir of the 12th year, and' having given as a pledge for this sum a small hoe(?), a shovel, a necklace, and four drachmai in silver coin, up to the present does not redeem them although he promised to do so on the following day. And the other, Theodotos, having given a chiton and a cup as a pledge for 475 drachmai which he owed in like manner for olives, neither does he redeem them though he promised likewise to do so on the following day. And Horos, owing 'from the same month' for wine 340 drachmai of copper and having given a chiton as pledge, neither does he redeem it. Thefore I ask you to summon them and if they do not undertake even now to redeem them, to render a decision so that it may no longer be possible for the man who refused (to pay) to bring suit in the future regarding the pledges. For if this is dore I shall secure justice. Farewell.

Information on Publications

Publications
Series and Volume Editor Year Pg/Nr Photo SB Preferred Citation Corrections
PMich III Schuman VB 1936 173 Schuman VB, PMich III, 173, 1936 -- BL III, 109 (date). - L. 5, supra lineam: read huiou Pesaios rather than tou Pesaios. (PH) BL III, 109 (date). - L. 5, supra lineam: read huiou Pesaios rather than tou Pesaios. (PH)

Information on Publications--Bibliography

Bibliography
F. Heichelheim, Aegyptus 17 (1937) p. 61-63; T. Reekmans, Ptolemaica = Stud.Hell. 7 (Louvain, 1951) p. 92-93

Availability/System Requirements

Time to Scan
12
Scanner Initials
CT
Date Scanned
7/2/1996
Institution
sr

Cataloging

Cataloger
PH
Year Begin
-170
Year End
-170

Technical Details

Image Size
3770 x 7252
File Size
4 MB
Record
2166
Link to this Item
https://quod.lib.umich.edu/a/apis/x-2166/4225v.tif

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