P.Mich.inv. 6949 / Verso

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Record Details

Inventory Number
P.Mich.inv. 6949
Processing Number
3038
Section/Side
Recto-verso
Image Side
Verso

Background and Physical Properties

Publ./Side
recto-verso
Connections
-
Material
Pap
Size
15.8 x 6.9 cm.
Items
1
Lines
1-14
Mounted
No
Negative
Yes
Conservation Status
This narrow light-brown papyrus was cut to meet the requisite format of an official document comprises one complete column of text. Papyrus is broken into two halves at its middle: otherwise the papyrus has sustained no damage.
Palaeographic Description
Written in a small and fairly quick hand with little linking of the letters. It is consistent and readable despite a certain untidiness, and parallels to this hand suggest a date in the third century B.C., cp. P. Lond. I 106 (261 or 223 B.C.), PCZ 59369 (240 B.C.), and P. Petrie I 19 (225 B.C.). The text on the verso is written across the fibers.
Status
published
Library
Ann Arbor

Contents

Date
August 22, 240 B.C.
Origin
Athribis, Herakleides meris, Arsinoite nome, Egypt
Provenance
Athribis, Herakleides meris, Arsinoite nome, Egypt (?)
Acquisition
bought in 1982
Language
Greek
Genre
documentary
Author
unknown
Type of Text/Title of Work
a prosangelma
Content
This papyrus contains a prosangelma, reporting a crime to the police personified by Nicanor, a police officer. The text gives a concise and accurate report of the time and circumstances of the transgression, of the loss incurred and of the estimated damage. The question of the identity of the criminals is not debated, nor is there any call for a court settlement of the matter.
Persons
Nicanor, phylakites.
Geographica
Athribis,
Alexandria.
Translation
"The seventh year; on the fifth of Epeiph. Declaration (adressed) to Nicanor, police officer of Athribis, police officer of Athribis, and to his fellow policemen. While I was in Alexandria, some people entered my property and cut down thirty tamarisks, twenty of which were worth three drachmas each, which makes sixty drachmas, and ten worth two drachmas apiece, that is twenty drachmas, a total of eighty drachmas. (Verso) To Nicanor."

Information on Publications

Publications
Series and Volume Editor Year Pg/Nr Photo SB Preferred Citation Corrections
Atti XVII Congr Int 3 Parca M 1983 1227-32 Plate SB XVI 12823 Parca M, Atti XVII Congr Int 3, 1227-32, 1983, Plate -- SB XVI 12823 -- BL XI, 221 BL XI, 221

Cataloging

Cataloger
TC, MA
Year Begin
-240
Year End
-240

Technical Details

Image Size
2909 x 4795
File Size
2 MB
Record
3038
Link to this Item
https://quod.lib.umich.edu/a/apis/x-3038/6949v.tif

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"P.Mich.inv. 6949; Verso". https://quod.lib.umich.edu/a/apis/x-3038/6949v.tif. University of Michigan Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 26, 2022.