Broken off at the bottom; damaged on the right side
1st hand: very rapid cursive (l. 1-3); 2nd hand: a large, pretentious, and practiced script that often articulates invidual letters (l. 4-14); 3rd hand (l. 15-17, in the left margin): a fast Latin cursive (Hanson)
(Later decades of the) Vth century A.D. (December 23)
Herakleopolis, Herakleopolite nome, province of Arcadia, Egypt
Probably Oxyrhynchus, Oxyrhynchite nome, province of Arcadia, Egypt
purchased in Egypt by B.P. Grenfell and F.W. Kelsey in March-April 1920
Greek (main text, l. 1-14)
Latin (l. 15-17, in the left margin)
(Unnamed) kourepistoularios of the praeses of Arcadia
Type of Text/Title of Work
Request for Wreaths
Request sent by the office of the kourepistoularios (officer in charge of the correspondence) of the governor of the province of Arcadia to officials of Oxyrhynchus, to compel a certain Dionysios, acting logistes of the city, to dispatch garlands from the public market at Herakleopolis, probably for the celebration of New Year's Day
(Unnamed) kourepistoularious (cura epistularum) of the praeses of Arcadia;
(unnamed) peribleptos komes tou theiou konsistoriou, hegemon tes Arkadon eparchias (vir spectabilis, comes sacri consistorii, praeses of Arcadia);
(unnamed) ekdikos (defensor civitatis) of Oxyrhynchus;
(unnamed) riparii of the Oxyrhynchite nome;
Dionysios, diadechomenos ton logisteuonta (deputy logistes, curator civitatis) of Oxyrhynchus;
Philoxenos, protodemotes kai . . .
Arkadon eparchia (province of Arcadia); Oxyrhynchite nome; Oxyrhynchiton polis (Oxyrhynchus); Herakleopolis
(1st hand) (Cross) Office of the curator of the letters of his eminence my lord, vir spectabilis, comes of the sacred consistory, governor of the province of Arcadia, to the ekdikos and ripiarii of the Oxyrhynchite (nome).
(2nd hand) When you receive this letter, please compel Dionysios, who is deputy logistes of (the city) of the Oxyrhynchites, to dispatch at his own risk wreaths from the public market of Herakleopolis - the price of which he is also to deliver in full to this office - and no less compel also Philoxenos, the protodemotes and . . ., so that the baskets of the . . . [- - -]
(In left margin: Latin docket, 3rd hand) Issued on the 10th day before the Kalends of January at Heracleopolis
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