150 dpi image of 706 1of8 left
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Title: Official correspondence, [242 B.C.] Subject: Egypt --Officials and employees --Correspondence --332-30 B.C. Egypt --Armed Forces --Cavalry --332-30 B.C. Prisons --Egypt --332-30 B.C. Commercial products --Egypt --332-30 B.C. Cavalry horses --Egypt --332-30 B.C. Tax collection --Egypt --332-30 B.C. Weapons, Ancient --Egypt --Inspection --332-30 B.C. Weapons, Ancient --Egypt --Defects --332-30 B.C. Documentary papyri --Egypt --332-30 B.C. Correspondence --Egypt --332-30 B.C. Material: 1 item : papyrus, many fragments mounted in eight frames of glass, incomplete. Note: Dimensions of fragments are 22.1 x 51.7 cm. or smaller. 167 lines. Written along the fibers on the recto. Extracted from mummy cartonnage. P.Duk.inv. 706 was formerly P.Duk.inv. MF79 39-46. Papyrus verbatim copies of official letters from Egypt. The first frame of glass contains letters relating to the Oxyrhynchite Nome, and three of these letters are exactly dated (Xandikou 10, or Pachons 7, or June 26, 242 B.C. and Artemisiou 4, or Pachons 30, or July 19, 242 B.C.). One letter is quoted in another and bears no exact date. The best preserved letters relate to the inspection of arms of the cavalry. These arms were found to be defective and had to be replaced within a certain period. Mentions a commander of these cavalry men. The officials involved in this matter are Antipatros, Phanias, and Neoptolemos. Another official is Diodoros. In the second frame of glass, the best preserved letter relates to the collection of wheat as taxes in kind. It mentions a prison and the town Ptolemais. The letter addresses the official Agias. In the third frame of glass, the best preserved copy of an official letter relates to colts and a commander, presumably of cavalry men. In the fourth frame of glass, the copy of a circular letter relates to the sale of commodities. In the fifth frame of glass, the copied letter gives an account of deaths. In the sixth frame of glass, the copied letter mentions prisons. In the eighth frame of glass, the copied letter mentions cavalry men. In Greek. Descriptive database available in repository.
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