Sale of a donkey (P.Duk.inv. 9)


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Catalogue Record

Title: Sale of a donkey, Post-consulate of Flavius Antonius and Flavius Syagrius [383]
Author: Aurelios Psenpnouthes (Son of Horos from Kellis, Egypt), fl. 383.
Subject: Donkeys --Egypt --Kellis (Extinct city) --30 B.C.-640 A.D.
	Sales --Egypt --Kellis (Extinct city) --30 B.C.-640 A.D.
	Documentary papyri --Egypt --Kellis (Extinct city) --30 B.C.-640 A.D.
	Contracts --Egypt --Kellis (Extinct city) --30 B.C.-640 A.D.
Material: 1 item : papyrus, mounted in glass ; 23 x 11 cm.
Note: Actual dimensions of item are 23.0 x 10.1 cm.
	29 lines.
	Written along the fibers on the recto.
	Small upper margin; lower margin of 1.5 cm.; left margin
	of 0.5 cm.; small right margin.
	P.Duk.inv. 9 was formerly P.Duk.inv. G 9.
	Record of the sale of a donkey from Egypt, written
	on papyrus. Sale is by Aurelius Psenpnouthes, son
	of Horos and Tapsois from Kellis in the Great Oasis
	to someone whose name begins with "Aurelius" from
	the same village. The male donkey changes hands in
	a city for 21,500 talents. Since Aurelius Psenpnouthes
	is illiterate, the subscription is written for him
	by Aurelius Apollos, son of Apollos, from the same
	village. Dated in the post-consulate of Flavius Antonius
	and Flavius Syagrius (383 A.D.).
	In Greek.
	Descriptive database available in repository.
Publication: Oates, John F. "Sale of a Donkey." Bulletin
	of the American Society of Papyrologists 25(1988):
	129-134 (plate p. 135).  See also SB xx, 14293.

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