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Title: Private letter, [not before 500] Author: Serene (From Egypt), 6th cent. Subject: Letter-writing, Coptic --Egypt --30 B.C.-640 A.D. Agricultural laborers --Egypt --30 B.C.-640 A.D. Agricultural wages --Egypt --30 B.C.-640 A.D. Documentary papyri --Egypt --30 B.C.-640 A.D. Correspondence --Egypt --30 B.C.-640 A.D. Material: 1 item : papyrus, mounted in glass ; 9 x 16 cm. Note: Actual dimensions of item are 8.6 x 15.4 cm. 10 lines. Written along the fibers on the recto; reused piece of papyrus from another text in a different hand and inverse to the text on the verso. Small upper margin; lower margin of 1.5 cm.; left margin of 0.5 cm.; small right margin. P.Duk.inv. 839 V was formerly P.Duk.inv. C 51 V. Letter from Egypt, written on papyrus. Written by papa Serene (Serenos) to his "brother" Pastammon. Serene takes up the point of Petre's (Petros') letter (P.Duk.inv. 839) and instructs Pastammon to appoint men to work on the land on the island(?) and to give them their monthly rations (wages). Pastammon should also give the letter carrier Ammone (Ammonios) 3 artabas (a measure) of onions and 1 artaba of lentils. Serene subscribes himself with just "Serene" surrounded by two crosses. Recto has a letter in Coptic (P.Duk.inv. 839). In Coptic. Descriptive database available in repository.
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