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Title: Draft of a petition, [304?] Subject: Public lands --Egypt --30 B.C.-640 A.D. Landowners --Egypt --30 B.C.-640 A.D. Land tenure --Egypt --30 B.C.-640 A.D. Egypt --Officials and employees --30 B.C.-640 A.D. Documentary papyri --Egypt --30 B.C.-640 A.D. Petitions --Egypt --30 B.C.-640 A.D. Material: 1 item : papyrus, two joining fragments, mounted in glass, incomplete ; 22 x 12 cm. Note: Actual dimensions of item are 21.9 x 11.2 cm. 17 lines. Written along the fibers on the recto; written across the fibers on the verso in a different hand. Lower margin of 5 cm. P.Duk.inv. 546 R was formerly P.Miss. 114 R. Papyrus draft of a petition from Egypt that concerns state land given to individual landowners to cultivate. The author is no longer able to cultivate the land because of poverty. Mentions Berenikianos, Dioskourides and the office of the governor of Egypt. Farewell reads "good luck." Berenikianos presents the petition in the author's name. Verso has a draft of an account(?) in Greek (P.Duk.inv. 546 V). Berenikianos and Dioskourides are possibly known from text 2187 in The Oxyrhynchus Papyri, Part 18 by E. Lobel, C.H. Roberts, and E.P. Wegener. London: Egypt Exploration Society, 1941 (P.Oxy. 18, 2187). In Greek. Descriptive database available in repository.
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