150 dpi image of 320r72 dpi image of 320r
Title: Business letter, [Year 12 Choiak 21? [235 B.C. Feb. 8? or 210 B.C. Feb. 2?]] Subject: Sesame --Egypt --Oxyrhyncha (Extinct city) --332-30 B.C. Harvesting --Egypt --Oxyrhyncha (Extinct city) --332-30 B.C. Documentary papyri --Egypt --Fayyum --332-30 B.C. Business letters --Egypt --Fayyum --332-30 B.C. Material: 1 item : papyrus, mounted in glass, top broken off ; 7 x 32 cm. Note: Actual dimensions of item are 6.7 x 31.1 cm. 6 lines. Written across the fibers on the recto; written across the fibers on the verso in a different hand. Lower margin of 1 cm.; left margin of 3.5 cm.; right margin of .5 cm. Extracted from mummy cartonnage with P.Duk.inv. 313-319 and P.Duk.inv. 321-323. P.Duk.inv. 320 R was formerly MF84 8R. Papyrus letter from Ptolemais Melissourgon in the Arsinoites (modern name: Fayyum), Egypt about agricultural affairs. Explains that the author will follow the orders of the addressee to return to Oxyrhyncha and to start shaking pods off sesame trees. Verso has an account in Greek (P.Duk.inv. 320 V). Dated to Choiak 21(?) year 12 (February 8, 235 B.C. or February 2, 210 B.C.). In Greek. Publication: J. D. Sosin and J. G. Manning, "Palaeography and Bilingualism: P.Duk.inv. 320 and 675", Chronique d' Égypte 78(2003) 202210. Descriptive database available in repository.
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