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Certificate of Payment by a Leader of the Weavers in the Role of Police Chief (92 CE) Soknopaiou Nesos - Fayum region

Soknopaiou Nesos (Fayum region, Egypt — Pleiades map), 92 CE (June 9)
GRA III 225 = PGrenf II 43 = TM 11326 = AGRW ID# 31373


Papyrus (24.1 x 8.9 cm). Now in the British Library, London (Pap. 701).

Copy of the certificate of payment through the bank of Sarapion of the Tameion quarter:

In the eleventh year of emperor Caesar Domitian Augustus Germanicus, on the 15th of the month of Soterion, Tessenouphis the police chief (archephodos) of the village of Soknopaiou Nesos and the leader (hēgemon) of the weavers (gerdioi) of the same village has paid Hatres son of Isas, metropolitan guard, his salary for the two months of Pachon and Pauni of the current 11th year, in the amount of 80 silver drachmas, making 80 silver drachmae.

Translation by: Mark Mueller and Kloppenborg (with modifications)

ἀντίγρα(φον) διαγρα(φῆς) διὰ τῆς | Σαραπίω[νο]ς τραπέζης | Ταμείων. (ἔτους) ἑνδεκάτου | Αὐτοκράτορος Καίσαρος || Δομιτιανοῦ Σεβαστοῦ Γερμανικοῦ | μηνὸς Σωτηρίου ιε. | Τεσσενοῦφις ἀρχέφο[δο]ς | κώμης Σοκνοπαίου | νήσου καὶ ἡγούμενος || γερδίων τῆς αὐτῆς | κώμης <διέγραψε> Ἁτρῆτι Ἰσᾶτος | φύλακι μητροπόλεω[ς] | ὀψόνιον (ὀψώνιον) μηνῶν [δύ]ο | Παχὼν καὶ Παῦνι τοῦ || ἐνεστῶτος ια (ἔτους) ἀργυρίου | δραχμὰς ὀγδοήκοντα, | γί(νονται) ἀργ(υρίου) (δραχμαὶ) π.

Item added: April 30, 2020
Item modified: April 30, 2020
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