Official letter (P.Duk.inv. 666)


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Catalogue Record

Title: Official letter, Consulate of Septimius Akindynos and Populonius Proculus, Pachon 13 [340 May 8].
Author: Aurelios Dioskourides (Strategos of the Hermopolite Nome, Egypt), fl. 339-340.
Subject: Aurelios Nearcheides (Official from the Hermopolite
	Nome, Egypt), fl. 340.
	Government purchasing --Egypt --30 B.C.-640 A.D.
	Strategi, Greek --30 B.C.-640 A.D.
	Egypt --Officials and employees --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, three fragments which do not join
	mounted in glass, writing partly faded, incomplete.
Note: Dimensions of fragments are 11.4 x 13.7 cm. or smaller.
	37 lines.
	Written along the fibers on the recto; the space between
	the text and the consular date was used for a subscription
	in a second hand; the heading of the list is followed
	by individual entries in a third hand through the
	third column.
	Upper margin of 1 cm.; left margin of 3 cm.; right
	margin of 1 cm.
	P.Duk.inv. 666 was formerly P.Duk.inv. MF75 7.
	Papyrus letter from Egypt in which Aurelius Dioskourides,
	strategos or the highest civil official in charge
	of taxation of the Hermopolites (Hermopolite Nome),
	Egypt, writes to Aurelius Nearcheides, official in
	charge of the fifteenth pagus, or division within
	a nome. Aurelius Dioskourides writes about the so-called
	public buyers and their purchases of coats, by which
	they upset the nome. Includes a list of these purchases,
	running into several columns(?). Dated to Pachon
	13 of the consulate of Septimius Akindynos and Populonius
	Proculus (May 8, 340 A.D.).
	In Greek.
	Descriptive database available in repository.

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