P.Mich.inv. 6959 / Recto

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Record Details

Inventory Number
P.Mich.inv. 6959
Processing Number
3047
Section/Side
A + B; Recto
Image Side
Recto

Background and Physical Properties

Publ./Side
Recto; Verso is blank
Connections
See P.Mich. XVIII, p. 89-97, on the group of papyri coming from mummy cartonnage and bought in 1982 by the University of Michigan
Material
Pap
Size
18.5 x 25 cm (Fragment B: 6 x 3.7 cm)
Items
2
Lines
Fragment A - 16;
fragment B - 5
Mounted
Yes
Negative
Yes
Conservation Status
Fragment A broken off at the top (except a thin strip along the left edge); Fragment B could be part of the missing upper part, but its place can not be determined with certainty
Status
published
Library
Ann Arbor

Contents

Date
April 16, 197 B.C.[?]
Origin
Unknown place of which depended Trikomia and Lysimachis, Themistou meris, Arsinoite nome, Egypt
Provenance
Unknown necropolis (cemeteries at Abusir al-Malaq or al-Lahun?)
Acquisition
Mummy cartonnage bought in 1982
Language
Greek
Genre
Documentary
Author
Ly[- - -] (Lysias?)
Type of Text/Title of Work
Official Letter of Introduction
Content
An unknown official, Lu[- - - ], informs various subordinates of a new appointee and orders them to render him all due assistance
Persons
Ly[- - -] (Lysias? see also P.Mich. XVIII, 769);
[- - -, antigrapheus?];
(unnamed) phylakitai
Geographica
Trikomia; Lysimachis
Translation
Lysias(?) [to - - - and] policemen, greetings. [So-and-so, the man [presenting this order] has been appointed [to oversee the collection of the . . . tax . . .?] of Trikomia (and) Lysimachis. In whatever matters, then, he happens to need from you the things pertaining to this, you will do well to co-operate with him so that none of the things beneficial to the royal treasury be neglected. Farewell. Year 8, Phamenoth 8.

Information on Publications

Publications
Series and Volume Editor Year Pg/Nr Photo SB Preferred Citation Corrections
PMich XVIII Mackay CS 1996 770 Pl. VIII Mackay CS, PMich XVIII, 770, 1996, Pl. VIII

Information on Publications--Bibliography

Bibliography
C. Suess apud B. Kramer, Archiv 44 (1998) p. 324; Tomasz Derda, ARSINOITHS NOMOS. Administration of the Fayum under Roman Rule, Warsaw 2006, p. 22, n. 62

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Institution
s

Cataloging

Cataloger
PH
Year Begin
-197
Year End
-197

Technical Details

Image Size
2170 x 3042
File Size
878 KB
Record
3047
Link to this Item
https://quod.lib.umich.edu/a/apis/x-3047/6959r_a.tif

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"P.Mich.inv. 6959; Recto". https://quod.lib.umich.edu/a/apis/x-3047/6959r_a.tif. University of Michigan Library Digital Collections. Accessed August 10, 2022.