Private letter (P.Duk.inv. 839 V)


150 dpi image of 839v

72 dpi image of 839v

Catalogue Record

Title: Private letter, [not before 500]
Author: Serene (From Egypt), 6th cent.
Subject: Letter-writing, Coptic --Egypt --30 B.C.-640 A.D.
	Agricultural laborers --Egypt --30 B.C.-640 A.D.
	Agricultural wages --Egypt --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, mounted in glass ; 9 x 16 cm.
Note: Actual dimensions of item are 8.6 x 15.4 cm.
	10 lines.
	Written along the fibers on the recto; reused piece
	of papyrus from another text in a different hand
	and inverse to the text on the verso.
	Small upper margin; lower margin of 1.5 cm.; left margin
	of 0.5 cm.; small right margin.
	P.Duk.inv. 839 V was formerly P.Duk.inv. C 51 V.
	Letter from Egypt, written on papyrus. Written by papa
	Serene (Serenos) to his "brother" Pastammon. Serene
	takes up the point of Petre's (Petros') letter (P.Duk.inv.
	839) and instructs Pastammon to appoint men to work
	on the land on the island(?) and to give them their
	monthly rations (wages). Pastammon should also give
	the letter carrier Ammone (Ammonios) 3 artabas (a
	measure) of onions and 1 artaba of lentils. Serene
	subscribes himself with just "Serene" surrounded
	by two crosses. Recto has a letter in Coptic (P.Duk.inv. 839).
	In Coptic.
	Descriptive database available in repository.

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