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Title: Business letter, [not before 500] Author: Enkot (From Egypt), 5th cent. Subject: Saltik (From Egypt), 5th cent. Merchants --Egypt --30 B.C.-640 A.D. Shipment of goods --Egypt --30 B.C.-640 A.D. Camels --Egypt --30 B.C.-640 A.D. Slaves --Egypt --30 B.C.-640 A.D. Oils and fats --Egypt --30 B.C.-640 A.D. Costume --Egypt --30 B.C.-640 A.D. Documentary papyri --Egypt --30 B.C.-640 A.D. Business letters --Egypt --30 B.C.-640 A.D. Material: 1 item : animal skin, mounted in glass ; 36 cm. Note: Actual dimensions of item are 35.5 x 28.0 cm. 20 lines. Written on the hair side. Upper margin of 1 cm.; lower margin of 7 cm.; left margin of 1.5 cm.; right margin of 3.5 cm. P.Duk.inv. 283 was formerly P.Duk.inv. C 31. Business letter from Pathyris(?), Egypt, written on animal skin. Written by Enkot to Saltik, his business partner. Enkot sends twenty items on three camels along with a female slave. Enkot requests the shipment of various goods in exchange(?). These goods include ten camel hides(?), five containers and five other vessels. Enkot instructs Saltik to buy a container of oil. If any money is left over, Saltik should buy some good clothes including a sackcloth(?) for half a solidus, a sheepskin for a solidus(?), a cloak for three solidi, etc. Saltik should give someone whose name begins with "Ap" a cloak. The marginal note instructs Saltik to give someone whose name begins with "At" two items. Probably part of the group of documents on animal skin from Pathyris relating to Blemmyans. In Coptic. Descriptive database available in repository.
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