Receipt for barley (P.Duk.inv. 786)


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Catalogue Record

Title: Receipt for barley, Year 21 of Caracalla [213]
Author: Aurelios Horion (Cavalry man from Chysis, Egypt), fl. 213.
Subject: Seed distribution --Egypt --Chysis --30 B.C.-640 A.D.
	Scribes --Egypt --Chysis --30 B.C.-640 A.D.
	Strategi, Greek --30 B.C.-640 A.D.
	Granaries --Egypt --Chysis --30 B.C.-640 A.D.
	Egypt --Armed Forces --Cavalry --30 B.C.-640 A.D.
	Barley --Egypt --Chysis --30 B.C.-640 A.D.
	Documentary papyri --Egypt --Chysis --30 B.C.-640 A.D.
	Receipts --Egypt --Chysis --30 B.C.-640 A.D.
Material: 1 item : papyrus, mounted in glass, lower part is broken
	off ; 18 x 7 cm.
Note: Actual dimensions of item are 17.3 x 6.8 cm.
	21 lines.
	Written along the fibers on the recto.
	Upper margin of 1.5 cm.; left margin of 1 cm.; small
	right margin.
	P.Duk.inv. 786 was formerly P.Rob.inv. 50.
	Receipt from Chysis, Egypt, written on papyrus. Issued
	by Aurelius Horion, cavalry man of the unit Apriana
	on orders of Aurelius (Valerius) Soterichos, a decurion,
	for delivery of 54 minus 2.145 artabas (a measure)
	of barley from last year's crops by Hermias, a person
	in charge of a granary of the Chysis area in the
	Upper Oxyrhynchite Nome. Anoubion, the strategos,
	or highest civil official in the region, and Aurelius
	Horion alias Apion, the royal scribe, had ordered
	Hermias to deliver the barley. The barley is measured
	with a 0.5 artaba measure, which is 1.5% larger than
	the old one. Dated to year 21 of Caracalla (213).
	In Greek.
	Descriptive database available in repository.
Publications: Willis, William H. "Oxyrhynchite Documents
	among the Robinson Papyri." Bulletin of the American
	Society of Papyrologists 25(1988): 110-113 (plate p. 125).
        See also SB xx, 14289.

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