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Loan by a Christian Guild of Tow-Workers (VI CE) Hermopolis Magna - Upper Egypt


Hermopolis Magna (Upper Egypt, Egypt — Pleiades map)
PStras IV 287 = TM 36069  = ID# 21229

 VI CE

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For other Christian associations that identify as ergasiai (guilds), see CPE XIV 32 (Arsinoiton Polis, VI CE); PPrag I 64 (Arsinoiton Polis, 636 CE). For an early fourth-century guild of tow-workers that included Christians as members, see POxy I 103, XLV 3261-3262.

† The guild (ergasia) of tow-workers of the Kalainon district †. Aurelius Sarapion son of Isakos, Victor son of Kollouthes, Joseph son of Mousikos, Osphispis, Dorotheos son of Phoibammon, Ioannes son of Sarapion, and the rest of the guild.

I, Aurelios Anastasia son of Ioannes, possess and owe one gold coin amounting to six carats. Total owed: one gold coin amounting to six carats, which I am able to hand over to you willingly on the first of the month of Mesore.

This was written on the 9th of Pachon, 8th indication †

(hand 2) I, Aurelius Victor son of Kollouthes, hold up my hand in satisfaction of what is written above.

(hand 3) I, Aurelios Sarapion son of Isakos, hold up my hand in satisfaction of what is written above.

(hand 4) I, Aurelios Joseph son of Herminos, hold up my hand in satisfaction of what is written above.

(hand 5)  † † †

(hand 6) † I, Aurelios Dorotheos son of Phoibammon, hold up my hand in satisfaction of what is written above.

(hand 7) † I, Aurelios Ioannes son of Sarapion, hold up my hand in satisfaction of what is written above.

Written/translated by: Richard Last



† τῆς ἐργασίας τῶν σιππουργῶν τῶν Καλαίνου μέρους †· Αὐρήλιος Σαραπίων Ἰσακίου | καὶ ⟦Βίκτωρ Κολλούθου⟧ ιωσηφιου Μουσικοῦ καὶ Ὦσφις Ψῶ καὶ Δωρόθεος | Φοιβαμμων καὶ Ἰωάννης Σαραπίων καὶ των λοιπων τῆς ἐργασίας † Α̣ὐρ̣ήλιο̣ς̣ |Ἀναστασία υἱὸς Ἰωάννου ἔχω καὶ χρεωστῶ χρυσοῦ νομισμάτιον ἓν παρὰ κερ||άτια ἓξ γί(νεται) χρ(υσοῦ) νο(μισμάτιον) α π(αρὰ) κερ(άτια) ϛ (ὃ) ἑτοίμως ἔχω παρασχῖν σοι ἐν τῇ νεομενίᾳ Μεσορ[ὴ]· | ἐγράφη Παχὼν θ ὀγδόης ἰνδικ[τ]ίονος †. (hand 2) ⟦Αὐρήλιος Βίκτωρ Κολλούθ[ου]⟧ | στεχῖ μοι τὴν χεῖρα ὡς πρό[κ(ειται)]. (hand 3) Α̣ὐρ̣(ήλιος) Σ̣α̣ραπίων Ἰσακίου στεχῖ | μοι̣ τ̣ὴ̣ν χ[εῖρα ὡς π]|ρόκ(ειται). (hand 4) Αὐρ(ήλιος) Ἰωσῆφις Ἑρμίνου στοιχεῖ μοι τὴν χεῖρα ὡς πρόκ(ειται). Traces |(hand 5) † † † (hand 6) † Αὐρ(ήλιος) Δωρόθεος Φοιβαμμων στοιχεῖ μοι τὴν χεῖρα ὡς πρόκ(ειται). || (hand 7) † Αὐρήλιος Ἰωάννης Σαραπίων στοιχῖ μοι τὴν χῖρα ὡς πρόκ(ειται) †.

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