P.Mich.inv. 6953 / Verso

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Record Details

Inventory Number
P.Mich.inv. 6953
Processing Number
3042
Section/Side
Recto + Verso
Image Side
Verso

Background and Physical Properties

Publ./Side
Recto + Verso
Connections
P.Mich. XVIII, 772-774
Material
Pap
Size
9 x 30 cm
Items
1
Lines
Recto - 24 Greek lines, 2 Demotic ones;
Verso - 1 Greek line
Mounted
Yes
Negative
Yes
Conservation Status
Slightly damaged along the right edge and the central fold
Palaeographic Description
The handwriting is large, with letters widely spaced; it is of a type common throughout the IIIrd cent. B.C. - The hand of the label written on the Verso seem to be that of Ptolemaios (see P.Mich. XVIII, 772)(Caulfield - Keith - Pratt)
Status
published
Library
Ann Arbor

Contents

Date
October 29, 195 B.C.
Origin
Oxyrhyncha, Polemonos meris, Arsinoite nome, Egypt
Provenance
Unknown necropolis (cemeteries at Abusir al-Malaq or al-Lahun?)
Acquisition
Mummy cartonnage bought in 1982
Language
Greek
Demotic (Recto, l. 25-26)
Genre
Documentary
Author
Menches, Harentotes, and Menches
Type of Text/Title of Work
Tax-Farming and Loan Contract
Content
Contract in which the three tax farmers of Oxyrhyncha acknowledge to have received 1300 copper drachmai from Ptolemaios, farmer of the kollybos and of the goldsmith's tax (chrysokoike) for the nome; they agree to pay it back in three instalments on top of the regular payments they owe him for the tax-farming they have subcontracted from him
Persons
Menches (see also P.Mich. XVIII, 772; 774);
Harentotes son of Petosiris (see also P.Mich. XVIII, 772);
(another) Menches (see also P.Mich. XVIII, 772; 774);
Ptolemaios (see also P.Mich. XVIII, 772-774; see also P.Mich. XVIII, p. 93 and 119)
Geographica
Oxyrhyncha
Translation
(Recto)
Menches and Harentotes and Menches, the tax farmers of Oxyrhyncha and the villages listed below, to Ptolemaios the tax farmer of the kollybos and the goldsmith's tax of the nome of the 11th year, greetings. We have from you thirteen hundred drachmai in copper (that is, 1300 drachmai) and we will pay out to you by month, together with the tax, into the royal bank, in Thoth, four hundred drachmai and the tax of thirteen hundred drachmai (that is, 1700 drachmai) and in Phaophi likewise 1700 drachmai and in Hathyr likewise 1800 drachmai. Farewell. Year 11, Thoth 19.
(Demotic) Harentotes, son of Petosiris, says to Ptolemaios: I shall act according to every word that is written above.
(Verso)
(2nd hand) Menches.

Information on Publications

Publications
Series and Volume Editor Year Pg/Nr Photo SB Preferred Citation Corrections
PMich XVIII Caulfield T - Keith AM - Pratt L 1996 771 Pl. IX Caulfield T - Keith AM - Pratt L, PMich XVIII, 771, 1996, Pl. IX

Availability/System Requirements

Institution
s

Cataloging

Cataloger
PH
Year Begin
-195
Year End
-195

Technical Details

Image Size
2315 x 3025
File Size
932 KB
Record
3042
Link to this Item
https://quod.lib.umich.edu/a/apis/x-3042/6953v_a.tif

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