OPES Oslo Papyri Electronic System

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Inventory number:
P.Oslo inv. 1023v
   

Background and Physical Properties

 
Material:
Pap
Connections:
Size:
24 x 12 cm.
Lines:
Verso - 19
Publication side:
Verso: Recto is published separately
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Contents:

 
Date:
IIIrd century A.D., after 214
Origin:
Tebtynis, Polemonos meris, Arsinoite nome, province of Egypt
Provenance:
Unknown place, province of Egypt
Acquisition:
Purchased from M. Nahman, Cairo, Feb. 18, 1929
Language:
Greek
Genre:
Documentary
Author:
Aurelius Philantinous
Title / Type of text:
Private letter
Content:
Letter from Aurelius Philantinous to his father Aurelius Ploution, regarding some commercial or industrial enterprise, probably having some connection with the fabrication or sale of papyrus rolls
Subject headings:
Papyrus; Production: Business: Letter; Family
Persons:
Aurelius Philantinous, son of Aurelius Ploution; Aurelius Ploution; Psenteus, son of Aurelius Philantinous; Lytus
Geographica:
Translation:
Aurelius Philantinous to his father Aurelius Ploution very many greetings. Before all I pray for your health and I make supplication for you before the gods of this place. I told you before through my son Psenteus about your and Lytus' interests, but (I have heard?) nothing at all about your deliveries; if you really want (me?) to arrange matters for you, you must send the available (deposited) things. For I have made sixteen deliveries for each of you, that makes thirtytwo, the cost of which, at the rate of twelve drachmae, amounts to 384 drachmae. And the loan for the new rolls I have had entered in the books, about which we have got your affirmation. I write to you in order that, if you neglect it, I shall not be blameworthy in your eyes. I greet all of our family. I pray for your health.
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Information on Publication:

 
Series and Volume:
SO  44 157-159
First Editor:
Eliassen  M  H  de  Kat
Year:
1969
SB:
SB  X  10725
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