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Title: Official letter, Year 33 [9 May 137 B.C.] Author: Phanesis (Village scribe of Thmoinausiris), 2nd cent. B.C. Subject: Pesouris (Royal scribe from the Heracleopolite Nome, Egypt), 2nd cent. B.C. Tenant farmers --Egypt --Heracleopolite Nome --332-30 B.C. Larceny --Egypt --332-30 B.C. Police --Egypt --Heracleopolite Nome --332-30 B.C. Unlawful entry --Egypt --332-30 B.C. Scribes --Egypt --Heracleopolite Nome --332-30 B.C. Egypt --Officials and employees --332-30 B.C. Documentary papyri --Egypt --Heracleopolite Nome --332-30 B.C. Correspondence --Egypt --Heracleopolite Nome --332-30 B.C. Material: 1 item : papyrus, six joining fragments mounted in glass ; 22 x 30 cm. Note: Actual dimensions of item are 21.3 x 29.8 cm. 13 lines. Written across the fibers on the recto; line 1 is written in the upper margin in a different hand; written along the fibers on the verso inverse to the text on the recto and in a different hand. Upper margin of 1.5 cm.; lower margin of 1 cm.; left margin of 2.5 cm.; small right margin. P.Duk.inv. 605 R was formerly P.Duk.inv. MF74 8 R. Papyrus letter written by Phanesis, the village scribe of Thmoinausiris and its dependent villages in the Herakleopolites (Heracleopolite Nome), Egypt. Written to Pesouris, basilikos grammateus or royal scribe. Letter reports that one of the tenants of royal land, Horion, sent(?) the guards or police of the island of Rhodon to Heracleopolis Magna to meet Komanos, the epistates or chief of police. That same day Agathinos and Philammon and others with them sealed the house of Ababikis. Horion and one of the other tenants of royal land, Petesouchos, and their accomplices broke into the house(?) and stole(?) a pickled goose and two pillows. Dated to Epeiph, year 33 (9 May 137 B.C.). The parallel letter (P.Duk.inv. 599) is similarly phrased and dated to Pharmouthi 16, year 33 (9 May 137 B.C.). Verso has a draft of an official letter in Greek (P.Duk.inv. 605 V). In Greek. Publication: J. D. Sosin and J. Bauschatz, "Four Duke Papyri concerning Pesouris, Basilikos Grammateus," Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik 141(2002) 177190. Descriptive database available in repository.
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