To Pankrates, who belongs to the “equally honored” (isotimoi ) among the “First Friends” and the administration (of lands). (space) From Apollonios son of . . . Name (?). . . a Macedonian belonging to the command of Krito of the first calvary leadership, a man possessing one hundred arourai of land (an aroura was about 2735 metres squared).
Since Nikander son of Simonides belonging to the command of Asklepiades of the first calvary leadership, a man possessing eighty arourai of land, from my village of Philadelphia, having become, in the . . . xth year, the president of the association (tēs synestēkuias) which has been constituted by me and others, wished to fulfil his obligation to provide the offering, entered my house, and seized as a surety an iron lampstand valued at 3000 copper drachmas against a debt of 150 drachmas, which I did not owe. He did this out of pure stubbornness, since I have already paid the debt that I owed him. Although I asked for the lampstand, he has not returned it . . . all.Translation by: Kloppenborg
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