Official letter (P.Duk.inv. 606)


150 dpi image of 606r

150 dpi image of 606v

72 dpi image of 606r
72 dpi image of 606v

Catalogue Record

Title: Official letter, [2nd cent. B.C.]
Subject: Egypt --Officials and employees --332-30 B.C.
	Tax collection --Egypt --332-30 B.C.
	Documentary papyri --Egypt --Heracleopolite Nome --332-30 B.C.
	Correspondence --Egypt --Heracleopolite Nome --332-30 B.C.
Material: 1 item : papyrus, mounted in glass, incomplete ; 10 x 17 cm.
Note: Actual dimensions of item are 9.6 x 16.3 cm.
	11 lines.
	The first two lines contain a summary in a different
	hand as does the docket on the verso. Written across
	the fibers on the recto; written along the fibers
	on the verso in the same hand as the summary.
	Upper margin of 1.5 cm.; small right margin.
	P.Duk.inv. 606 was formerly P.Duk.inv. MF74 9.
	Papyrus official letter(?) from the Herakleopolites
	(Heracleopolite Nome), Egypt. Relates to Hermaios
	son of Petesouchos, a tax inspector without an allotment
	(of land). Asklepiades, envoi of Patron, eklogistes
	or chief financial officer of the state, speaks in
	favor of him. Mentions Ariston and Asklapon as well
	as the letter carrier.
	In Greek.
	Descriptive database available in repository.

Images and texts on these web pages are intended for research and educational use only. Please read our statement on use and reproduction for further information on how to receive permission to reproduce an item and how to cite it.

If you are interested in the techniques used to create the images (compression, color correction, resolution), please see the document on imaging techniques. If you are interested in the methodology used to create the catalogue record, please see the article on the papyrus catalogue records.

Return to the papyrus home page

Return to Duke University Special Collections Library home page

Please see our page with contact information if you have any comments or questions about the Duke Papyrus Archive.

Last updated by Peter van Minnen 11/3/95