Order to supply seed (P.Duk.inv. 794)


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Catalogue Record

Title: Order to supply seed, Year 8 of Domitianus Choiak 22 [88 Dec. 18]
Author: Phlauios Herakleides (Strategos of the Oxyrhynchite
	Nome, Egypt), fl. 87-89.
Subject: Seed distribution --Egypt --Oxyrhynchite Nome --30 B.C.-640 A.D.
	Tenant farmers --Egypt --Oxyrhynchite Nome --30 B.C.-640 A.D.
	Scribes --Egypt --Oxyrhynchite Nome --30 B.C.-640 A.D.
	Public lands --Egypt --Oxyrhynchite Nome --30 B.C.-640 A.D.
	Strategi, Greek --30 B.C.-640 A.D.
	Granaries --Egypt --Oxyrhynchite Nome --30 B.C.-640 A.D.
	Documentary papyri --Egypt --Oxyrhynchite Nome --30 B.C.-640 A.D.
	Vouchers --Egypt --Oxyrhynchite Nome --30 B.C.-640 A.D.
Material: 1 item : papyrus, mounted in glass, incomplete ; 13 x 6 cm.
Note: Actual dimensions of item are 12.8 x 5.6 cm.
	23 lines.
	Written along the fibers on the recto.
	Lower margin of 1 cm.; small right margin.
	P.Duk.inv. 794 was formerly P.Rob.inv. 59.
	Order to supply seed from the Oxyrhynchite Nome, Egypt,
	written on papyrus. Written by Flavius Herakleides
	who is the strategos, or highest civil official in
	the region, of the Oxyrhynchite Nome. He orders the
	person in charge of a granary to supply a sixty-three-year-old
	farmer, with seed from last year's crops for state-owned
	land. According to Theon, scribe of the district,
	and Ammonios, the village scribe of Psobthis(?),
 	the farmer had leased the land before and now it
	is part of the imperial estate of Domitianus near
	Psobthis(?). The person in charge of the granary
	is also ordered to supply the farmer with seed for
	state-owned land from the plot formerly owned by
	Euphranor. Gaius, the royal scribe, also has to authorize
	the grant. The village scribe and the village tax
	collectors will approve the cultivation of the land.
	Dated to Choiak 22 of year 8 of Domitianus (Dec. 18, 88 A.D.).
        Author's name is known from another papyrus, P.Köln
        3, 137 which has been published in: Kölner Papyri.
        Vol. 3. Opladen: Westdeutscher Verlag, 1980, p. 59-65.
	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): 105-106 (plate p. 123).
        See also SB xx, 14286.

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