Power of attorney (P.Duk.inv. 19 R)


150 dpi image of 19 R

72 dpi image of 19 R

Catalogue Record

Title: Power of attorney, [348]
Author: Aurelios Ammon, Scholastikos, fl. 348
Subject: Aurelios Phaustinos (Magistrate from Panopolis, Egypt), fl. 348.
	Power of attorney --Egypt --30 B.C.-640 A.D.
	Inheritance and succession --Egypt --30 B.C.-640 A.D.
	Egypt --Officials and employees --30 B.C.-640 A.D.
	Slaves --Egypt --30 B.C.-640 A.D.
	Slaveholders --Egypt --30 B.C.-640 A.D.
	Lawyers --Egypt --30 B.C.-640 A.D.
	Documentary papyri --Egypt --Akhmim --30 B.C.-640 A.D.
Material: 1 item : papyrus and linen cloth, mounted in two frames
	of glass, bottom of papyrus is broken.
Note: Actual dimensions of papyrus are 20.3 x 20.3 cm. Dimensions
	of the linen cloth are 8.4 x 16.3 cm.
	26 lines.
	Written along the fibers on the recto with the marginal
	lines written across the fibers; written along the
	fibers on the verso in the same hand.
	Upper margin of 1.5 cm.; right margin of 2 cm. except
	for the three marginal lines; left margin of 1 cm.
	P.Duk.inv. 19 R was formerly P.Duk.inv. G 19 R.
	Text with a power of attorney from Panopolis (modern
	name: Akhmim), Egypt, written on papyrus. Aurelius
	Ammon son of Petearbeschinis, the well-known scholastikos
	or lawyer, from Panopolis authorizes with this power
	of attorney his friend Aurelius Faustinos, former
	magistrate and councillor, of Panopolis to represent
	him in Alexandria while he is engaged in getting
	his land sown. The slaves formally owned by his deceased
	brother Harpokration have been claimed by someone
	in Alexandria. Ammon wants Faustinus to inform Flavius
	Nestorius, the praefectus Aegypti or governor of
	Egypt, that Ammon is his brother's sole heir. Second
	frame of glass has a fine linen cloth that was wrapped
	around P.Duk.inv. 19 when it was rolled up. Verso
	has a draft of a petition to the katholikos in Greek
	(P.Duk.inv. 19 V).
	P.Duk.inv. 19 joins P.Köln inv. 4532, which has been
	on indefinite loan to Duke University since 1986.
	In Greek.
	Descriptive database available in repository.
Publication: The Archive of Ammon Scholasticus of Panopolis 
	(P.Ammon) ed. W.H. Willis and K. Maresch. I 5. Opladen 1997.

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