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Inventory number:
P.Oslo inv. 441
   

Background and Physical Properties

 
Material:
Pap
Connections:
Size:
12.5 x 10.7 cm.
Lines:
17
Publication side:
Recto, the Verso is blank
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Contents:

 
Date:
January 9, 61 A.D.
Origin:
Unknown place, province of Egypt
Provenance:
Unknown place, province of Egypt
Acquisition:
Purchased 1923 through British Museum, with M. Nahman, Cairo as the dealer. Cf. the reports and the inventory list by H. I. Bell
Language:
Greek
Genre:
Documentary
Author:
Title / Type of text:
Private letter
Content:
Letter, no addressee, no sender mentioned, about various purchases
Subject headings:
Letter; Food
Persons:
Aphys; Hermanias
Geographica:
Translation:
....Just price ... for the donkey driver ... they demand ... him ... because they steal immediately..... I ask you therefore to send with Hermanias (.....) the one with the donkey, ... twenty pairs of bread(?) (cakes?) and one basket of artichokes (?) and send me phynikia. And as for the house-rent, (....for ....the lodger, what keeps you from giving her ......?) And if you have cabbage, send us eleven artabas and two drachmas for the expenditure. And if you sell the wheat, it is important to go down to the floor where the twenty artabas are. Give my greetings to my Aphys and my mother and everybody in the house. Be healthy In the 5th year of Nero, our Lord, on Jan. 9th
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Information on Publication:

 
Series and Volume:
P.Oslo  II 48
First Editor:
Eitrem  S-Amundsen  L
Year:
1931
SB:
Corrections:
Wilckens  U,  APF  10  (1932)  p.  86  (l.  14)
Schmidt  KFW,  Göttingische  gelehrte  Anzeigen  194  (1932)  p.  283  (l.5f.,  14)
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