OPES Oslo Papyri Electronic System

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Inventory number:
P.Oslo inv. 468
   

Background and Physical Properties

 
Material:
Pap
Connections:
Size:
17 x 8.3 cm.
Lines:
24
Publication side:
Recto, the Verso is blank
Palaeogr Descr:

Contents:

 
Date:
Ist/IInd century A.D.
Origin:
Alexandria?, province of Egypt
Provenance:
Unknown place, province of Egypt
Acquisition:
Purchased 1923 through British Museum, cf. the reports and the list written by H.I.Bell
Language:
Greek
Genre:
Documentary
Author:
Title / Type of text:
Private letter
Content:
Letter from a son(?) to his father. The contents are rather obscure owing to the lacunose state of the letter.
Subject headings:
Letter; Travel; Clothing?
Persons:
Sarapis, god; Leon?
Geographica:
Neilos
Translation:
... to his father. Greetings! Give me notice (whether I should abandon my own occupations ?) ... sail down the river or to await your arrival ... sail farther up the river. Please give me also notice ... or to give it ... (I want you) to know that the (monolinoi?) have gone missing (in the) warehouse (?) situated in Neilou (polis?) (when) I and (NN) were there ... has asked you (wishing ?) [Two and a half lines practically illegible]. ... accomplishing (all things necessary ?) in relation to the business. I pray on your behalf every day (to lord) Sarapis. Greet Leon? and all your beloved ones (by name ?) ... from the farmers ... 2nd hand: Two lines in very cursive handwriting; meaning not intelligible.
Papy.info Link:
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Information on Publication:

 
Series and Volume:
P.Oslo  III 151
First Editor:
Eitrem  S-Amundsen  L
Year:
1936
SB:
Corrections:
Geraci  G,  Aegyptus  51  (1971)  p.  175  +  n.  4  (origin)
Republication Citation:
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