Private letter (P.Duk.inv. 315)


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Catalogue Record

Title: Private letter, [2nd cent. B.C.]
Author: Hephaistion (From the Arsinoite Nome, Egypt), 2nd cent. B.C.
Subject: Imouthes (From the Arsinoite Nome, Egypt), 2nd cent. B.C.
	Loans, Personal --Egypt --Fayyum --332-30 B.C.
	 Interest --Egypt --Fayyum --332-30 B.C.
	Wine and wine making --Egypt --Fayyum --332-30 B.C.
	Documentary papyri --Egypt --Fayyum --332-30 B.C.
	Personal correspondence --Egypt --Fayyum --332-30 B.C.
Material: 1 item : papyrus, mounted in glass ; 32 x 7 cm.
Note: Actual dimensions of item are 31.8 x 6.8 cm.
	33 lines.
	Written along the fibers on the recto; written along
	the fibers on the verso with the address in large letters.
	Upper margin of 2 cm.; lower margin of 1 cm.; left
	margin of 1 cm.; small right margin.
	Extracted from mummy cartonnage with P.Duk.inv. 313-314
	and P.Duk.inv 316-323.
	P.Duk.inv. 315 was formerly P.Duk.inv. MF84 3.
	Papyrus letter from Hephaistion in the Arsinoites (modern
	name: Fayyum), Egypt, asking Imouthes for a loan
	of 1,000 drachmas. Imouthes was willing to loan half
	the amount in wine, half in money. Part of the money
	loan would be free of interest. Hephaistion now agrees
	to the conditions of the loan.
	In Greek.
	Descriptive database available in repository.
Publications: Joshua D. Sosin, "A Word for Woman?" Greek, Roman and
       Byzantine Studies 38 (1997) 75-83.

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