P.Mich.inv. 6947 / Recto

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Record Details

Inventory Number
P.Mich.inv. 6947
Processing Number
3035
Section/Side
Recto
Image Side
Recto

Background and Physical Properties

Connections
-
Material
Pap
Size
26.6 x 23.8 cm.
Items
1
Lines
1 - 32
Mounted
Yes
Negative
No
Conservation Status
The light-brown papyrus is regularly cut off at all sides. A kollesis remains approximately 10 cm. from the right margin. Three vertical folds still visible. (TC)
Palaeographic Description
Fluent semi-cursive hand. Lines are pulled slightly upwards. With the exception of the bottom, rather generous free margins are left on all sides of the document: to the left approximately 3.5 cm., at the top approximately 1.5 cm., to the right approximately 1.5 cm. and at the bottom of col. 1 only 0.5 cm. has been left free; after the end of the text in column 2 the remainder of the papyrus has been left free. Left half of papyrus across the fibers, right half along the fibers; traces on the Verso (TC).
Status
published
Library
Ann Arbor

Contents

Date
January 7, 197 B.C. (?)
Origin
unknown
Provenance
unknown
Acquisition
bought in 1982
Language
Greek
Genre
documentary
Author
Athenodoros
Type of Text/Title of Work
Royal decree
Content
Letter containing a copy of a royal decree of November 12, 198 B.C. (?) on sale of Egyptians enslaved in unrest
Persons
Athenodoros,
Pyros, the praktor,
Thaybastis, daughter of Sokrates,
Athenodoros, dioiketes,
Apollonios,
Anthemidos,
Thasion,
Phillipos,
Apollonios, son of Apollonios
Geographica
Street of Arsinoe Euergetis
Translation
"Athenodoros to the agoranomoi, greetings. Attached is a copy of the memorandum of Pyrrhos, the praktor. Set up a katahgraphe in accordance herewith. Farewell, year 8, Hathyr 28.
To Athenodoros, the dioiketes, from Pyrrhos. It has been declared, according to the decree posted from year 8, Phaophi 2, in relation to everybody who owns Egyptian slaves originating from the rebellion in the country, Thaybastis, daughter of Socrates, Syrian with Apollonios as her guardian, one of the people of Anthemidos, Cretan, and one of the members of the elite armoured forced, Thasion, approximately 18 years old, who says (or: of whom she says) that she is an Egyptian. And Thaybastis has made the payment at the bank of Phillipos into the account of the king in year 8, Xandikos 15. In copper 500 drachmas and an agio [(drachmas)]52 and 4 obols and the resulting tax for the purchase of of slaves in copper 110 <drachmas> and 5 (obols) . . . When it suits you, see to it that the deed of purchase is resgistered to Thaybastis, approximately 30 years old, short, with honey-coloured complexion, round faced with a scar on the right cheeks, with Apollonios, with the guardian Apollonios, son of Apollonios, approximately 40 years, of medium size, of honey-colored complexion, smooth head, with ears standing out, scar on the left forehead, from the street of Arsinoe Euergetis, purchase of Thasion, approxiamtely 18 years old, short, of dark hair with a roun face and easily recognisable by several scars. Year 8, Hathyr 26, Daisios 4."

Information on Publications

Publications
Series and Volume Editor Year Pg/Nr Photo SB Preferred Citation Corrections
Atti XVII Congr Int 3 Koenen L 1983 915-6 Koenen L, Atti XVII Congr Int 3, 915-6, 1983
C.Ptol.Sklav. I Scholl R 1990 9 SB XX 14659 Scholl R, C.Ptol.Sklav. I, 9, 1990 -- SB XX 14659 -- BL XI, 231; BL XI, 231;
P. Sijp. Sirks, A.J.B. and Worp, K.A. 2007 302-322 Plate 54 Sirks, A.J.B. and Worp, K.A., P. Sijp., 302-322, 2007, Plate 54

Cataloging

Cataloger
TC, MA
Year Begin
-197
Year End
-197

Technical Details

Image Size
3480 x 4544
File Size
2 MB
Record
3035
Link to this Item
https://quod.lib.umich.edu/a/apis/x-3035/6947r_a.tif

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