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Inventory number:
P.Oslo inv. 327
   

Background and Physical Properties

 
Material:
Pap
Connections:
Size:
6.3 x 10.3 cm.
Lines:
12
Publication side:
Recto, the Verso is blank
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Contents:

 
Date:
IInd century A.D.
Origin:
Unknown place, province of Egypt
Provenance:
Unknown place, province of Egypt
Acquisition:
Purchased by S. Eitrem in Egypt 1920
Language:
Greek
Genre:
Documentary
Author:
Theon
Title / Type of text:
Private letter
Content:
Letter to a chief physician.
Subject headings:
Letter; Food; Trade; Physicians
Persons:
Theon; Ammonios, archiatros; Petechon
Geographica:
Chemmineos ?
Translation:
Theon to Ammonios the chief physician. From Petechon I received a sealed chest full of fresh grapes. Receive from him twelve white breads and the chest with five loaves of pure wheat-bread as you wrote. He will then drive the donkeys daily from the 13 of the month Athur. He receives one choinix (? or 600?) of barley. He is now idle at the place of Chemmineos. If he leaves, I shall notify you and he will pay you the price (of the the grapes). Buy for me figs and ? and five ?. Send them to me. Tell the price you want to have.
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Information on Publication:

 
Series and Volume:
P.Oslo  II 53
First Editor:
Eiterem  S-Amundsen  L
Year:
1931
SB:
Corrections:
Olsson  B,  Indogermanische  Forschungen  52  (1933)  p.  155  (l.  6,  9)
Preisendanz  K,  Philologische  Wochenschrift  52  (1932)  p.  231  (l.  10) 
Youtie  HC,  CP27  (1932)  p.  91  (l.5/6)
Amundsen  L,  P.Oslo  III  (1936)  p.  276  (l.  6,  9,  10)
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