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[281] Loan Payment by a Synod of Caesar (6 BCE) Alexandria - Delta region


Alexandria (Delta region, Egypt — Pleiades map), 6 BCE (19 November)
AGRW 281 = BGU IV 1137 = TM 18581  = ID# 648


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Papyrus (19 x 14 cm), now in the Ägyptisches Museum in Berlin (inv. P. 13137 Ro). This is the same association as in the preceding papyrus (SB XXII 15460).

In the 25th year of Caesar, on the 22nd of the month of Hathyr, at the assembly that occurred in Paratomos of the synod (synodos) of the god emperor Caesar Augustus, whose synagogue-leader (synagōgos) and president (prostatēs) is Primos, a slave of Caesar, and whose priest is Ioukoundos, a slave of Caesar, and whose head of the gymnasium is Alexandros, with most of the members assembled. Whereas we have ordered the aforementioned priest Ioukoundos to take funds which he has the authority to draw from the synod and to pay the 120 Ptolemaic silver drachmas that Syntrophos owes to . . . Name, the slave (?) of Caesar, on behalf of Syntrophos, a slave of Caesar and member of the synod, before the thirty-first day of the present year (i.e., within one month).

By common consent it was agreed, first, that Ioukoundos should pay in full, before the thirtieth of Hathyr, the 120 silver drachmas including interest on behalf of Syntrophos, and second, that the funds that he has received from the synod be credited to Ioukoundos against what he owes to the synod and that Ioukoundos should not be accountable in regard to these matters. No one is permitted to take an action against this payment or to . . . such things, for the signed document written in duplicate is valid. . . . the one . . . the other.

Translation by: Kloppenborg



ἔτους κε Καίσαρος Ἁθὺρ κ̣β̣, ἐ̣π̣ὶ̣ τ̣ῆ̣ς̣ γ̣ε̣[νη]|θείσης συναγωγῆς ἐν τῷ Παρα̣τόμωι συνόδου | Σεβαστῆς τοῦ θεοῦ Αὐτοκράτορος Καίσαρος ἧς συνα[γωγὸς ] | καὶ προστάτης Πρῖμος Καίσαρος ἱερεὺς Ἰουκοῦνδ[ος] || Καίσαρος γυμνασίαρχος Ἀλέξανδ[ρο]ς [συμπαρ]ό̣ν̣|των τῶν πλ̣εί̣στων. ἐπεὶ συντ̣ε̣τ̣ά̣χ̣α̣μεν [τῶι] | προκιμένωι ἱερεῖ Ἰουκούνδωι [ἀφʼ] ὧν ἔχει τῆς | συνόδου κεφαλαίων ἐπιδέξασθαι ̣υ̣ι̣σω Καίσαρος | ἀποδοῦ[ν]αι ὑπὲρ Συντρόφου το̣ῦ̣ Κ̣α̣ί̣σ̣α̣ρ̣ο̣ς̣ συνοδε̣ί̣του || [ἕως] μ̣[ι]ᾶς τριακάδος τ̣[ο]ῦ̣ ἐνεστῶτος ἔ̣τ̣ο̣υ̣ς̣ ἃ̣ς̣ [ὀ]|[φεί]λ̣ε̣ι̣ αὐτῶι ἀργυρίου Πτολεμαι[κ]οῦ (δραχμὰς) ρκ, | ἔδοξε κοινῇ γνώμῃ τὸν μὲν Ἰουκοῦνδον ἐ[ξο]|διάσαι ἕως τῆς τριακάδος τ̣ο̣ῦ̣ Ἁθὺρ ἕ̣ω̣ς̣ ὑπὲρ τοῦ | Συντρόφ[ου] τὰς τ[οῦ] ἀρ̣γ̣(υρίου) (δραχμὰς(?)) ρ̣[κ] ἀτόκους, τοὺς δὲ ἀπὸ τῆ̣ς̣ || συνόδου π[α]ραδέξασθαι τῶι Ἰουκούνδῳ ταύτας | εἰ[ς] ἃ ὀ̣φ̣[είλ]ε̣[ι τ]ῆι συνόδωι κεφάλαια, εἶναι δὲ | [ἀνυ]πεύθυν̣[ον τ]ὸν Ἰουκ[οῦνδο]ν περὶ τούτων | [μη]δενὶ ἐξόντος ἐπʼ ἀ[ναγ]ω̣γ̣ῇ τούτων λ̣ό̣γ̣ο̣ν | [ποιεῖσ]θ̣α[ι] ἢ̣ τὸν τοιο̣ῦ̣[τον ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣] ̣α̣σθαι, βεβ̣[αι||οῦν δὲ] τὸ ὑπογραφὲν δισσὸν [χειρόγραφον - - - ] | [ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣] ὧν τὸ μὲν ἓν κα̣[ - - - ] | [ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ τ]ὸ δὲ ἕτερον ἐπ̣[ - - - ] | [ - - - ].

Item added: November 21, 2011
Item modified: December 29, 2015
ID number: 648
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