Petition (P.Duk.inv. 739)


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Catalogue Record

Title: Petition, [2nd cent. B.C.]
Subject: Complaints (Criminal procedure) --Egypt --332-30 B.C.
	Priests --Egypt --332-30 B.C.
	Larceny --Egypt --332-30 B.C.
	Thieves --Egypt --332-30 B.C.
	Police --Egypt --332-30 B.C.
	Documentary papyri --Egypt --332-30 B.C.
	Petitions --Egypt --332-30 B.C.
Material: 1 item : papyrus, mounted in glass, top is broken off; 15 x 20 cm.
Note: Actual dimensions of item are 14.6 x 19.7 cm.
	35 lines.
	Written along the fibers on the recto.
	Lower margin of 1.5 cm.; left margin of 1 cm.; small
	right margin.
	P.Duk.inv. 739 was formerly P.Ede inv. 34.
	Petition from Egypt, written on papyrus. Written by
	a minor priest (pastophoros)(?) against the theft
	of various clothes and other objects. He requests
	that the police are ordered to recover the property
	for him and that appropriate action is taken against
	the thieves. Objects are enumerated at the bottom
	in two columns and their value is added. The stolen
	items include cloaks, linen clothes, part of a minor
	priest's outfit, and money. The total of items stolen
	amounts to 8,360 drachmas.
	In Greek.
	Descriptive database available in repository.

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