Draft of an official letter (P.Duk.inv. 616)


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Catalogue Record

Title: Draft of an official letter, [2nd cent. B.C.]
Subject: Strategi, Greek --332-30 B.C.
	Egypt --Officials and employees --Correspondence --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, writing abraded,
	incomplete ; 14 x 15 cm.
Note: Actual dimensions of item are 13.1 x 14.3 cm.
	16 lines.
	Written along the fibers on the recto in a careful hand.
	Lower margin of 2.5 cm.; left margin of 1.5 cm.; right
	margin varies.
	P.Duk.inv. 616 was formerly P.Duk.inv. MF74 19.
	Extracted from mummy cartonnage.
	Papyrus draft of an official letter from the Herakleopolites
	(Heracleopolite Nome), Egypt, in which the addressee
	is chided for not fulfilling the task that was entrusted
	to him. Mentions the affairs of the strategos or
	highest official in the area.
	In Greek.
	Descriptive database available in repository.

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