P.Mich.inv. 6952 / Recto
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Background and Physical Properties
- Recto; Verso is blank
- P.Mich. XVIII, 771-773
- 11.4 x 31 cm
- Conservation Status
- Damaged along two vertical folds and along the right edge
- Ann Arbor
- ca. 194/193 B.C.
- Oxyrhyncha, Polemonos meris, Arsinoite nome, Egypt
- Unknown necropolis (cemeteries at Abusir al-Malaq or al-Lahun?)
- Mummy cartonnage bought in 1982
- Type of Text/Title of Work
- Complaint (hypomnema), addressed by the goldsmith Menches to the epimeletes Protarchos, because, after being whipped and searched by Ptolemaios and Menelaos, has been deprived by them of a lump of silver, which they were ordered to give back to him, but didn't, so that Menches has now problems with the person who had given the silver to him to work on
- Subject Headings
- Tax collection--Corrupt practices--Egypt--Arsinoë (Fayy¯um : Extinct city)
- Taxes, Farming of--Egypt--Oxyrhynchite Nome.
- Goldsmiths--Violence against--Egypt--Arsinoë (Fayy¯um : Extinct city)
- Silver--Egypt--Arsinoë (Fayy¯um : Extinct city)
- Necklaces--Egypt--Arsinoë (Fayy¯um : Extinct city)
- Police corruption--Egypt--Arsinoë (Fayy¯um : Extinct city)
- Justice, Administration of--Egypt--Arsinoë (Fayy¯um : Extinct city)
- Protarchos, epimeletes (see also P.Mich. XVIII, 776);
- Menches, chrysochoos (see also P.Mich. XVIII, 771-773);
- Ptolemaios (see also P.Mich. XVIII, 771-773; see also P.Mich. XVIII, p. 93 and 119);
- (Ptolemy V Epiphanes), basileus;
- Menelaos ho kata polin (see also P.Mich. XVIII, 773);
- Asklepiades, ho para (Protarchou)
- Oxyrhyncha, Polemonos meris; Krokodeilon polis (Arsinoiton polis)
- To Protarchos, the epimeletes, from Menches, the goldsmith of the Oxyrhynchites in the division of Polemon. After Ptolemaios, tax farmer of the goldsmiths' tax for the nome, found me in Krokodilopolis and made accusations against me (although I owed nothing to the king) and took with him as a helper Menelaos, a police officer, and they led me off and treated me violently and took away from me the silver lump that I had under contract and the necklace, for which things the weight is 108 drachmai, for which the documents will be attached, I appeared against them before Asklepiades, your agent, and they agreed and said they would return the things, but as of this hour they have not given them back. And since I am being harassed by the owner of the silver I am not able to leave town but am being destroyed since I am idle. Therefore, in order that I be able to pay the taxes owed to the royal bank in full, I ask and beseech you to send for them and to force them to give back the silver to me. For, when this is accomplished, I, who participate in the tax farming operations of the state, will not be done injustice, but will have received help. Farewell.
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Series and Volume Editor Year Pg/Nr Photo SB Preferred Citation Corrections PMich XVIII Pratt L 1996 774 Pl. XI Pratt L, PMich XVIII, 774, 1996, Pl. XI
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