Declaration on oath (P.Duk.inv. 754 R)


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Catalogue Record

Title: Declaration on oath, [129/130?]
Author: Sarapas (Weaver from Oxyrhynchos, Egypt), 2nd cent.
	Spokes (Weaver from Oxyrhynchos, Egypt), 2nd cent.
	Kephalon (Weaver from Oxyrhynchos, Egypt), 2nd cent.
	Theon (Weaver from Oxyrhynchos, Egypt), 2nd cent.
Subject: Hierax (Royal scribe from the Oxyrhynchite Nome, Egypt), fl. 129-130
	Government purchasing --Egypt --30 B.C.-640 A.D.
	Clothing trade --Prices --Egypt --Bahnasa --30 B.C.-640 A.D.
	Textile industry --Prices --Egypt --Bahnasa --30 B.C.-640 A.D.
	Weavers --Egypt --Bahnasa --30 B.C.-640 A.D.
	Oaths --Egypt --Bahnasa --30 B.C.-640 A.D.
	Scribes --Egypt --Bahnasa --30 B.C.-640 A.D.
	Documentary papyri --Egypt --Bahnasa --30 B.C.-640 A.D.
	Legal notices --Egypt --Bahnasa --30 B.C.-640 A.D.
Material: 1 item : papyrus, mounted in glass, incomplete ; 9 x 11 cm.
Note: Actual dimensions of item are 8.5 x 10.7 cm.
	37 lines.
	Written along the fibers on the recto; written across
	the fibers on the verso in a different hand.
	Upper margin of 0.5 cm.; left margin of 1 cm.; partly
	filled with a marginal note. A tomos synkollesimos.
	P.Duk.inv. 754 R was formerly P.Rob.inv. 13 R.
	Two copies of a declaration on oath from Oxyrhynchos
	(modern name: Bahnasa), Egypt, written on papyrus.
	Declarations are written by four weavers on behalf
	of their fellow weavers of Oxyrhynchos: Sarapas (son
	of Pauseiris, who is the son of someone whose name
	begins with "Kanach"), Spokes (son of someone whose
	name begins with "Sar", who is the son of Spokes),
	Kephalon (son of Demarous and someone who is the
	son of Kephalon), and Theon (son of Saraeus and Herakleos,
	who is the son of Herakleos).
	The last two individuals are from the neighborhoods
	of Dromou Thoeridos and Dromou Gymnasiou respectively.
	Declarations are written to Hierax, a royal scribe,
	who acts for the strategos, or highest civil official
	in the region. The weavers declare on oath by the
	emperor to comply with the agreement to provide the
	government with clothes at a certain price. Verso
	has an account in Greek (P.Duk.inv. 754 V).
	In Greek.
	Descriptive database available in repository.
Publications: Willis, William H. "Oxyrhynchite Documents
	among the Robinson Papyri." Bulletin of the American
	Society of Papyrologists 25(1988): 107-110 (plate p. 124).
        See also SB xx, 14288.

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