P.Mich.inv. 723

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Record Details

Inventory Number
P.Mich.inv. 723
Processing Number
3092
Section/Side
Recto + Verso

Background and Physical Properties

Publ./Side
Recto +Verso
Connections
+ P.Mich.inv. 682. - Archive of Kronion son of Apion, nomographos of the grapheion of Tebtynis
Material
Pap
Size
38.5 x 27.5 (total size)
Items
1
Lines
Recto, col. I - 7;
col. II - 11;
Verso - 3
Mounted
No
Negative
Yes
Conservation Status
damaged along the break and at the top and bottom; the writing on the verso is badly rubbed
Status
published
Library
Ann Arbor

Contents

Date
29-30 A.D.
Origin
Tebtynis, Polemonos meris, Arsinoite nome, province of Egypt
Provenance
Tebtynis, Polemonos meris, Arsinoite nome, province of Egypt
Acquisition
1921, Acquired by Kelsey from Nahman in Cairo
Language
Greek
Genre
Documentary
Author
Orseus, son of Kollouthos
Type of Text/Title of Work
Loan on Security
Content
Contracts of sale of a house and of loan of 420 drachmai, made between the same parties, Orseus, son of Kollouthos, and his brother, Orseus the elder; the two documents together constitute a mortgage, the house being the security for the loan. The puzzling note on the verso seems to mean that this copy of the subscription, intended for Kollouthos, son of Orseus and joint borrower with him, was to be held until something was received from him.
Persons
Orseus son of Kollouthos and Tereus, Perses tes epigones;
Orseus presbyteros son of Kollouthos and Tereus;
Nestnephis;
Pelemasis;
Kollouthos son of Orseus grandson of Kollouthos, Perses tes epigones, Talites
Patynion son of Herakles (see also P.Mich. V, 230);
(unnamed) prostates of Matres(?) (= Orseus presbyteros?);
Tiberius, Emperor
Geographica
Perses; Talei; Talites; Matres(?)
Translation
(Recto, col. I)
I, Orseus, son of Kollouthos, acknowledge that I have sold to Orseus the elder, son of Kollouthos, whose mother is Tereus and who is my brother on both my father's and my mother's side, the three-story house that belongs to me, and the courtyard and all the appurtenances, in Talei, the neighbors of the house and court being on the south the house of Nestnephis, on the north the royal road, on the west the house of the same Nestnephis, and on the east the house of Pelemasis. And I have received from Orseus the entire price agreed upon, in full, from hand to hand, out of the house, and I guarantee the sale with every guarantee. My son Kollouthos consents to this sale and agrees not to proceed against it forever, or to make any claim as aforesaid. Patynion, son of Herakles, wrote for them because they are illiterate.
(Col. II)
I, Orseus, son of Kollouthos, and my son Kollouthos, both Persians of the epigone, sureties for each other for the payment, have received from Orseus the elder, son of Kollouthos, a loan amounting to four hundred and twenty drachmai of minted silver, at the interest of one drachme per mina per month, which money we will repay in the month of Neos Sebastos of the ensuing seventeenth year of Tiberius Caesar Augustus as aforesaid. Patynion, son of Herakles, wrote for them because they are illiterate.
(Verso)
16th year. Contract (made) by Kollouthos, of Talei, to the president of Matres(?). Keep it until Mecheir to receive from . . . [- - -]

Information on Publications

Publications
Series and Volume Editor Year Pg/Nr Photo SB Preferred Citation Corrections
PMich V Husselman EM 1944 328 Pl. V (verso only) Husselman EM, PMich V, 328, 1944, Pl. V (verso only)

Cataloging

Cataloger
PH
Year Begin
29
Year End
30

Technical Details

Record
3092
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