Private letter (P.Duk.inv. 839)


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Catalogue Record

Title: Private letter, [not before 500]
Author: Petre (From Egypt), 6th cent.
Subject: Letter-writing, Coptic --Egypt --30 B.C.-640 A.D.
	Agriculture --Egypt --30 B.C.-640 A.D.
	Documentary papyri --Egypt --30 B.C.-640 A.D.
	Correspondence --Egypt --30 B.C.-640 A.D.
	Serene (From Egypt), 6th cent.
Material: 1 item : papyrus, mounted in glass, incomplete ; 9 x 16 cm.
Note: Actual dimensions of item are 8.6 x 15.4 cm.
	9 lines.
	Written across the fibers on the recto; the address
	written along the fibers on the verso; the verso
	was reused for another text in a different hand and
	inverse to the text on the recto.
	Upper margin of 1 cm.; left margin of 1.5 cm.
	P.Duk.inv. 839 was formerly P.Duk.inv. C 51.
	Letter from Egypt, written on papyrus. Written by Petre
	(Petros) to his "brother" papa Serene introducing
	the letter carrier Ammone (Ammonios) "from the island"(?).
	Concerns agriculture and sending someone(?) on a
	yearly basis to take care of it(?). Mentions Mena
	son of Apater. Verso has a letter in Coptic (P.Duk.inv. 839 V).
	In Coptic.
	Publication: Gesa Schenke "Zwei Kopische Geschäftsbriefe,"
	Journal of Juristic Papyrology XXX (2000) 149-154.
	Descriptive database available in repository.

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