Business letter (P.Duk.inv. 283)


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Catalogue Record

Title: Business letter, [not before 500]
Author: Enkot (From Egypt), 5th cent.
Subject: Saltik (From Egypt), 5th cent.
	Merchants --Egypt --30 B.C.-640 A.D.
	Shipment of goods --Egypt --30 B.C.-640 A.D.
	Camels --Egypt --30 B.C.-640 A.D.
	Slaves --Egypt --30 B.C.-640 A.D.
	Oils and fats --Egypt --30 B.C.-640 A.D.
	Costume --Egypt --30 B.C.-640 A.D.
	Documentary papyri --Egypt --30 B.C.-640 A.D.
	Business letters --Egypt --30 B.C.-640 A.D.
Material: 1 item : animal skin, mounted in glass ; 36 cm.
Note: Actual dimensions of item are 35.5 x 28.0 cm.
	20 lines.
	Written on the hair side.
	Upper margin of 1 cm.; lower margin of 7 cm.; left
	margin of 1.5 cm.; right margin of 3.5 cm.
	P.Duk.inv. 283 was formerly P.Duk.inv. C 31.
	Business letter from Pathyris(?), Egypt, written on
	animal skin. Written by Enkot to Saltik, his business
	partner. Enkot sends twenty items on three camels
	along with a female slave. Enkot requests the shipment
	of various goods in exchange(?).  These goods include
	ten camel hides(?), five containers and five other
	vessels. Enkot instructs Saltik to buy a container
	of oil. If any money is left over, Saltik should
	buy some good clothes including a sackcloth(?) for
	half a solidus, a sheepskin for a solidus(?), a cloak
	for three solidi, etc. Saltik should give someone
	whose name begins with "Ap" a cloak. The marginal
	note instructs Saltik to give someone whose name
	begins with "At" two items. Probably part of the
	group of documents on animal skin from Pathyris relating
	to Blemmyans.
	In Coptic.
	Descriptive database available in repository.

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