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Title: Business letter, [16--] Author: Biktor (Symmachos from Egypt), 7th cent. Subject: Monastery gardens --Egypt --30 B.C.-640 A.D. Monasteries --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 : papyrus, mounted in glass, incomplete ; 8 x 17 cm. Note: Actual dimensions of item are 7.7 x 16.7 cm. 7 lines. Written across the fibers on the recto; written along the fibers on the verso. Upper margin of 1.5 cm. P.Duk.inv. 497 was formerly P.Miss. 63. Papyrus business letter from Egypt. Biktor, symmachos or assistant, acknowledges the receipt of the addressee's instructions and announces the imminent inception of work relating to the plots of land (likely vineyards or gardens) of a monastery. In Greek. Descriptive database available in repository. Publications: Nikolaos Gonis, "Three Fragmentary Byzantine Documents from the Duke Collection," The Journal of Juristic Papyrology 29 (1999) 7-12.
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