Petition (P.Duk.inv. 716)


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Catalogue Record

Title: Petition, [between 140 B.C. and 136 B.C.?]
Author: Petosiris (Priest from the Arsinoite Nome, Egypt), 2nd cent. B.C.
Subject: Phanias (Strategos from the Arsinoite Nome, Egypt), fl. 140-136 B.C.
	Actions and defenses --Egypt --Fayyum --332-30 B.C.
	Strategi, Greek --332-30 B.C.
	Egypt --Officials and employees --332-30 B.C.
	Priests --Egypt --Fayyum --332-30 B.C.
	Hawks --Egypt --Fayyum --332-30 B.C.
	Documentary papyri --Egypt --Fayyum --332-30 B.C.
	Petitions --Egypt --Fayyum --332-30 B.C.
Material: 1 item : papyrus, mounted in glass, upper part is broken
	off ; 10 cm.
Note: Actual dimensions of item are 9.4 x 10.0 cm.
	9 lines.
	Written along the fibers on the recto; smudges of ink on the verso.
	Upper margin of 3 cm.; left margin of 1.5 cm.; small
	right margin.
	Extracted from mummy cartonnage with P.Duk.inv. 711-715
	and P.Duk.inv. 717.
	P.Duk.inv. 716 was formerly P.Duk.inv. MF79 56.
	Papyrus petition from the Arsinoites (modern name:
	Fayyum), Egypt. Written by Petosiris, son of Petosiris,
	who is a priest of the shrine of the hawks in Oxyrhyncha.
	Directed to Phanias, a strategos and one of the first
	friends of the king. Phanias is also in charge of
	income from royal estates.
	In Greek.
	Descriptive database available in repository.
Publications: John F. Oates, Richard J. Weinberg, Joshua D. Sosin,
	Paul B. Johnson, "Reading Ivisible Ink," Zeitschrift 
	für Papyrologie und Epigraphik 127 (1999) 127-130.
	    For procedure used in digital recovery of "invisible"
	    text see p. 127-128; compare the whole image at 300 dpi
	    [Caution: very large file] and 600 dpi [Caution: very large file]
	    with lines 1-3 under monochromatic green illumination
	    (p. 129, Figure 2), with 900 nm filter and modest
	    digital sharpening (p. 129, Figure 3), and with 900 nm
	    filter and digital enhancements (p. 130, Figure 4).
	Joshua D. Sosin, "Abduction at the Threshing Floor,"
        Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik 127
        (1999) 131-140.

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