Official letter (P.Duk.inv. 614)


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Catalogue Record

Title: Official letter, Year 33 Tybi 8 [252 B.C. Apr. 1]
Subject: Zenon, ho Agreophontos, d. ca. 238 B.C.
	Egypt --Officials and employees --Correspondence --332-30 B.C.
	Banks and banking --Egypt --332-30 B.C.
	Bankers --Egypt --332-30 B.C.
	Administration of estates --Egypt --Fayyum --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, two joining fragments mounted in
	glass, remains of paint on the verso ; 25 cm.
Note: Actual dimensions of item are 24.6 x 18.8 cm.
	19 lines.
	Written along the fibers on the recto.
	Upper margin of 3 cm.; lower margin of 2 cm.; left
	margin of 2 cm.
	P.Duk.inv. 614 was formerly P.Duk.inv. MF74 17.
	Extracted from mummy cartonnage.
	Papyrus copy of a letter from the Herakleopolites (Heracleopolite
	Nome), Egypt. Written by someone to Zenon, the well-known
	manager of the estate of Apollonios near Philadelphia
	in the Arsinoite Nome (modern name: Fayyum). Sent
	with a cover letter to Hippokrates, who is in charge
	of the logeuterion or bank in Touphis in the Aphroditopolites
	(Aphroditopolite nome). Mentions someone with "Herakl"
	in his name and another banker. Dated to year 33,
	Tybi 8 (April 1, 252 B.C.).
	In Greek.
	Descriptive database available in repository.
Publications: "A letter to Zenon," by John F. Oates, Actes du XVe
	Congrès International de Papyrologie 2(Bruxelles
	1979): 49-51, no. 5 (P.Congr.XV 5).

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