Report on the shipment of wheat (P.Duk.inv. 795 R)


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Catalogue Record

Title: Report on the shipment of wheat, [176?]
Subject: Taxation --Egypt --30 B.C.-640 A.D.
	Wheat --Egypt --Transportation --30 B.C.-640 A.D.
	Shipping --Egypt --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.
	Official reports --Egypt --30 B.C.-640 A.D.
Material: 1 item : papyrus, numerous partly joining fragments
	mounted in glass, incomplete.
Note: Dimensions of fragments are 17.0 x 18.6 cm. or smaller.
	36 lines.
	Written along the fibers on the recto; subscription
	in two lines in a rapid hand;  written across the
	fibers on the verso in a different hand and inverse
	to the text on the recto.
	The papyrus is partly covered with a red ink stain.
	P.Duk.inv. 795 R was formerly P.Rob.inv. 60 R.
	Report on the shipment of wheat from Egypt, written
	on papyrus. Reports on a complicated case involving
	the shipment of tax wheat from a particular nome
	on more than one ship. The author claims the wheat
	had been properly measured out and a sample provided.
	He had already submitted a declaration on oath to
	describe the sample and measurement. The author refers
	to this declaration as well as to a letter from the
	addressee, a high official.
	Mentions the following officials: Caecilius Salvianus,
	the chief judge(?) for 176; the official in charge
	of weights and measures for the nome; the official
	in charge of a granary(?); the tax collector; the
	praefectus Aegypti, or governor of Egypt; the tax
	officials and clerks. Mentions also Apollonios and
	the granaries. The high official who is addressed
	in the report adds a subscription. Dated under Marcus
	Aurelius after the death and deification of Lucius
	Verus. Verso has an account of transportation costs
	in Greek (P.Duk.inv. 795 V).
	In Greek.
	Descriptive database available in repository.

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