Copy of a cession of land (P.Duk.inv. 170)


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Catalogue Record

Title: Copy of a cession of land, Year 4 of Claudius, Mecheir 14 [44 Feb. 9]
Author: Philoxena (From Arsinoë, Egypt), fl. 44.
Subject: Eudaimonis (From Arsinoë, Egypt), fl. 44.
	Land titles --Registration and transfer --Egypt --Arsinoë (Fayyum: Extinct city) --30 B.C.-640 A.D.
	Landowners --Egypt --Arsinoë (Fayyum: Extinct city) --30 B.C.-640 A.D.
	Farm rents --Egypt --Arsinoë (Fayyum: Extinct city) --30 B.C.-640 A.D.
	Guardian and ward --Egypt --Arsinoë (Fayyum: Extinct city) --30 B.C.-640 A.D.
	Banks and banking --Egypt --Arsinoë (Fayyum: Extinct city) --30 B.C.-640 A.D.
	Orchards --Egypt --Arsinoë (Fayyum, Extinct city) --30 B.C.-640 A.D.
	Public lands --Egypt --Arsinoë (Fayyum: Extinct city) --30 B.C.-640 A.D.
	Fines (Penalties) --Egypt --Arsinoë (Fayyum: Extinct city) --30 B.C.-640 A.D.
	Documentary papyri --Egypt --Arsinoë (Fayyum: Extinct city) --30 B.C.-640 A.D.
	Legal documents --Egypt --Arsinoë (Fayyum: Extinct city) --30 B.C.-640 A.D.
Material: 1 item : papyrus, reconstructed from numerous fragments,
	mounted in glass, right part is broken off ; 24 cm.
Note: Actual dimensions of item are 23.3 x 23.1 cm.
	30 lines.
	Written along the fibers on the recto.
	Upper margin of 2 cm.; lower margin of 3 cm.; small left margin.
	P.Duk.inv. 170 was formerly P.Duk.inv. G 170.
	Copy of a cession of land from Ptolemais Euergetis
	(Arsinoë), Egypt, written on papyrus.  Copy of a
	cession of 40 arouras (a measure) of land from Philoxena,
	whose guardian is the son of her deceased brother
	Maron, to her sister(?) Eudaimonis. Eudaimonis will
	also receive the rents of the current year and take
	over the responsibility for the 1.25 aroura of public
	land assigned to the property. The neighbors of the
	property are: to the south another plot of land and
	property formerly owned by Maecenas and Pollio; to
	the east the olive orchard of the children of Euandros
	and the canal that runs through it; to the west the
	plot formerly owned by someone whose name ends in
	"ottios" that is now the olive orchard of Alkimos
	son of Alkimos.
	Eudaimonis has paid Philoxena through the bank at the
	Boubasteion (a temple). If Philoxena fails to keep
	the agreement, she will pay a fine of 3,000 drachmas
	to Eudaimonis and to the state.  Drawn up in Ptolemais
	Euergetis in the Arsinoite Nome and registered by
	Herakleides son of Herakleides.  Dated to Mecheir
	14, year 4 of Claudius (Feb. 9,  44 A.D.).
	In Greek.
	Descriptive database available in repository.
Publications: Willis, William H. "Cession of Catoecic
	Land." In Collectanea Papyrologica: Texts Published
	in Honor of H.C. Youtie, Part One, 173-188. Bonn:
	Habelt, 1976.

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