Private letter (P.Duk.inv. 691)


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Catalogue Record

 Title: Private letter, [2nd cent. B.C.]
Subject: Hephaistion (From Egypt), 2nd cent. B.C.
	Indictments --Egypt --332-30 B.C.
	Scribes --Egypt --332-30 B.C.
	Documentary papyri --Egypt --332-30 B.C.
	Personal correspondence --Egypt --332-30 B.C.
Material: 1 item : papyrus, mounted in glass ; 27 x 10 cm.
Note: Actual dimensions of item are 26.5 x 9.1 cm.
	22 lines.
	Written along the fibers on the recto; address written
	along the fibers on the verso in large letters.
	Lower margin of 7 cm.; left margin of 1.5 cm.; small
	right margin.
	Extracted from mummy cartonnage with P.Duk.inv. 692-697.
	P.Duk.inv. 691 was formerly P.Duk.inv. MF79 18.
	Papyrus private letter from Egypt. Written to Hephaistion.
	The writer was not able to meet him since he was
	indicted in the matter of Kleandros. He requests
	Hephaistion to help his associate Siephmous and to
	introduce him to Teos, the royal scribe. The farewell
	reads, "be of good health." Dated to Pharmouthi 26, year 2.
	In Greek.
	Descriptive database available in repository.

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