P.Mich.inv. 4776

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Record Details

Inventory Number
P.Mich.inv. 4776
Processing Number
2307
Section/Side
E; Recto + Verso

Background and Physical Properties

Publ./Side
Recto + Verso
Connections
The other half of the letter is 4776d
Material
Pap
Size
9.5 X 21.2 cm
Items
1
Lines
Recto - 21
Verso - 1
Mounted
No
Negative
No
Conservation Status
between the two main fragments, which are roughly the left and right halves of the papyrus, an irregular strip containing one to eleven letters of each line has disappeared. Of this remains a third, small fragment, fitting into the lacuna between lines 12 and 19.
Palaeographic Description
See electronic version of PMich VIII, 508
Status
published
Library
Cairo

Contents

Date
IInd century/IIIrd century A.D.
Origin
Alexandria, province of Egypt
Provenance
Karanis, Herakleidou meris, Arsinoite nome, province of Egypt
Acquisition
26-B9L-Q
Language
Greek
Genre
Documentary
Author
Thaisarion
Type of Text/Title of Work
Private Letter
Content
Two letters from Thaisarion to her brothers Serenus and . . ., and to her sister Serapous, both devoted exclusively to family matters
Persons
Thaisarion;
her brothers Serenus & [---];
her sister Serapous;
her brother Ptolemaios;
their (unnamed) mother;
Ptolemaios (same as preceding?);
Nilos (Neilos);
Herais;
Ammonios (one or two persons of this name?);
Sampous (Sambous);
Alexandros;
(unnamed) prefect
Geographica
-
Translation
Thaisarion to Serenus and . . . , her brothers, very many greetings. Before all else I pray for your health, and I make obeisance on your behalf before our lord Sarapis. I want you to know that I received from Nilus . . . . Do you therefore receive from him a bundle of reeds(?) and sandals – four pairs for Herais, two for Serenus, one for Ammonios, one for . . . and rouge(?). When our sister . . ., send me a letter immediately. I salute Ammonios and Sambous. Ptolemaios and Alexandros salute you all.
Thaisarion to Serapous, her sister, and to her brothers, very many greetings. Before all else I pray for your health, and I make obeisance on your behalf before our lord Sarapis. I want you to know that our brother Ptolemaios went upcountry early in the morning at the . . . hour on Epeiph 9. I used for his dinner whatever you sent me. Do you send me the half – two jars of radish oil – of the same value as what I used. For I have need of them when I give birth, and after all he is your brother as well. Ammonios sailed up with the prefect as a member of his staff, and wherever he may be he will visit you. If my mother decides to come back with him, let her make herself ready. You have not even thought fit to write to me one letter. Send me a jar of salve . . . .
(Verso) Deliver to Serenus . . . .

Information on Publications

Publications
Series and Volume Editor Year Pg/Nr Photo SB Preferred Citation Corrections
PMich VIII Winter JG-Youtie HC 1951 508 Winter JG-Youtie HC, PMich VIII, 508, 1951 -- (BL IV, 55); BL X, 124 (l. 18) (BL IV, 55); BL X, 124 (l. 18)

Information on Publications--Bibliography

Bibliography
K. Buraselis, ZPE 108 (1995) p. 178

Cataloging

Cataloger
PH
Year Begin
100
Year End
299

Technical Details

Record
2307
Link to this Item
https://quod.lib.umich.edu/a/apis/x-2307/1

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