Background and Physical Properties
- Recto; Verso is blank
- 7.9 x 28.2 cm
- 51 lines
- Conservation Status
- A middle-brown papyrus, damaged by holes; the sides are also missing (up to line 25 on the right-hand side and then from line 32 onwards on the left-hand side). Neatly cut off at the top and partially at the left-hand side. At the top there is a margin left of 1.5 cm. and on the left-hand side one of over 1 cm.; at the right-hand side the lines run up to the edge. The lines slope upwards towards the right. Thirteen horizontal folds are still visible.
- Palaeographic Description
- The text runs parallel with the fibers and bespeaks a highly skilled hand, with the letters formed in various ways.
- Department of Special Collections; Memorial Library; Madison; Wisconsin
- 259/260 A.D.
- Oxyrhynchos, Oxyrhynchite nome, province of Egypt
- Aurelius Theodous, son of Neikammonios, grandson of Neikammonios
- Type of Text/Title of Work
- Lease of Land
- Theodous once more leases to Philotas two arouras belonging to his daughter. The customary lay-out of these leases is also employed in this papyrus. Athenodora does not lease her property herself (it can’t be ascertained from this papyrus how she acquired the two arouras) but her father does this on her behalf.
- Subject Headings
- Two arouras
- Aurelius Theodous, son of Neikammonios, grandson of Neikammonios;
- Aurelius Philotas, son of Melas;
- Aurelia Athenodora alias Horigeneia.
- Aurelius Theodous, son of Neikammonios, grandson of Neikammonios, [ ]
- From the town of Oxyrhynchos has leased to Aurelius Philotas, son of Melas, his mother being Phicholia, from Senokomis, for two years fro the present 7th year the two arouras, which belong to his daughter Aurelia Athenodora alias Horigeneia, in the neighborhood of Senokomis, already previously cultivated by the lease-holder, to sow them for the present 7th year with green-stuffs at an agreed rent of a hundred drachmas, to sow them for the coming 8th year with wheat at an agreed rent of twelve artabas of wheat, everything free of any risk, while the taxes for the land are paid by the owner, who remains in possession of the produce, until he has received the annual rent due to him. If, which God forbid, in the following period of time the land is not reached by the flooding of the Nile, the lease-holder must needs irrigate at his own cost and expense two-thirds of the land which he would have had to cultivate in case of inundation by the flooding of the Nile, as well as (pay two-thirds) of the rent (, which he would have had to pay in case of inundation by the flooding of the Nile). When the lease has been ratified, the lease-holder must pay the money due, the rental in the month of Payni, the wheat on the threshing-floor of Senokomis, new pure, unadulterated, not mixed with clods of earth or barley, sieved with the sixth measure of the landowner, while his people perform the measuring. He will have the right execution of the lease-holder and all his possessions. The lease is valid and when asked he has consented. The year 7 of the Imperatores caesares Publius Licinnius Valerianus and publius Licinnius Valerianus Gallienus Germanici Maximi PII Felices and Publius Licinnius Cornelius Valerius the most illustrious Caesar Sebasti. I, Aurelius Philotas, have leased it and shall pay as written above. [I, N.N] have written it for him because he cannot write.
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Information on Publications
Series and Volume Editor Year Pg/Nr Photo SB Preferred Citation Corrections PWisc I Sijpesteijn P.J. 1967 7 Plate II Sijpesteijn P.J., PWisc I, 7, 1967, Plate II
Information on Publications--Bibliography
- Hagedorn Dieter, Bemerkungen zu einigen Wisconsin Papyri. ZPE 1 (1967) pp. 143-160; Hagedorn Dieter, Bemerkungen zu Urkunden; ZPE 142 (2003) pp. 143-146.
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