P.Mich.inv. 974 / Recto

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Record Details

Inventory Number
P.Mich.inv. 974
Processing Number
3244
Section/Side
Recto
Image Side
Recto

Background and Physical Properties

Publ./Side
Recto; Verso is blank
Connections
-
Material
Pap
Size
7.5 x 18.5 cm.
Items
1
Lines
1-29
Mounted
No
Negative
Yes
Conservation Status
The papyrus is a narrow strip only mildly damaged in its upper half but with extensive losses on both the left and the right sides in the lower half. What remains of that portion is a tongue of papyrus projecting down the middle of the sheet and varying in width from 2 to 3.5 cm.
Palaeographic Description
The hand is a small, regular cursive.
Status
published
Library
Ann Arbor

Contents

Date
February 9, 130 A.D.
Origin
Oxyrhynchite nome, Middle Egypt, province of Egypt
Provenance
Oxyrhynchite nome, Middle Egypt, province of Egypt
Acquisition
June 1922; Acquired by Nahman - British Museum;Nos. 918 - 932 Paid for from the appropriation of Regents
Language
Greek
Genre
documentary
Author
Pekysios and Papontos alias Leontas.
Type of Text/Title of Work
oath
Content
The text is an oath submitted to Hierax, royal secretary and acting strategos of the Oxyrhynchite nome, by two men from Sephtha in the lower toparchy. They were nominated to a liturgical office by the village secretary of Sephtha and they now present the usual oath. They are to set up a reception center for the idiotikoi onoi. The liturgy is here attested for the first time.
Persons
Hierax, royal secretary and acting strategos,
Pekysios, son of Theon,
Sinpetsiris,
Papontos alias Leontas, son of Panemgeus and Thermouthion,
Caesar Trajan Hadrian Augustus, emperor.
Geographica
Sephtha, village in the lower toparchy.
Translation
"To Hierax, royal secretary and acting strategos. We, Pekysios, son of Theon and Sinpetsiris, alias Leontas, son of Panemgeus and Thermouthion, both from the village of Sephtha in the lower toparchy, having been nominated by the komogrammateus of the village for the reception private donkeys, swear by the Emperor Caesar Trajan Hadrian Augustus that we will receive the donkeys agreed on with the komogrammateus, . . . the public service, and will persist therein without intermission until we are released, or may we be subject to the condition of the oath. Year 14 (?) of the Emperor Caesar Trajan Hadrian Augustus, Mecheir 15. (2nd hd.) We, Pekysios, son of Theon, and Papontos alias Leontas, son of Panemgeus, have sworn the oath. I, Pekysios, wrote on behalf of Papontos because he is illiterate."

Information on Publications

Publications
Series and Volume Editor Year Pg/Nr Photo SB Preferred Citation Corrections
ZPE 28 Youtie HC 1978 245-8 SB XIV 12168 Youtie HC, ZPE 28, 245-8, 1978 -- SB XIV 12168

Cataloging

Cataloger
TC
Year Begin
130
Year End
130

Technical Details

Image Size
2740 x 4606
File Size
2 MB
Record
3244
Link to this Item
https://quod.lib.umich.edu/a/apis/x-3244/974r.tif

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"P.Mich.inv. 974; Recto". https://quod.lib.umich.edu/a/apis/x-3244/974r.tif. University of Michigan Library Digital Collections. Accessed February 07, 2023.