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Contributions and Seating Positions for Banquets of a Synod of Harpokrates (43-49 CE) Tebtynis - Fayum region

Tebtynis (Fayum region, Egypt — Pleiades map), 43-49 CE
GRA III 211 = PMich V 246 = BL VIII 213 = BL XII 120 = TM 25172 = AGRW ID# 31203
Copenhagen Inventory info: 1276


Papyrus within the so-called Kronion archive (20 x 26 cm). Currently located at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (inv. 671). The numbering or ranking in three groups of five likely pertains to seating positions on couches at particular banquets or in particular banqueting rooms (starting with the best seat). In all but one case (Orseus), the relative seating position seems to correspond to the size of the contribution.

(Group 1)

First, Pasipsemis son of Orseus, leader (hēgoumenos) of the synod (synodos) of Harpokrates, about 45 years old, with a scar in the middle of his nose: contributed for each member two types of spices, two cakes, and one dish with legumes (vetches), in addition to the other food.

Second, Orseus son of Herakles, who is also called Besios, about 39 years told, with a scar on his forehead on the left side: 10 silver drachmas.

Third, Eutychos son of Soterichos, about 45 years old, with a scar on his right shin: 22 silver drachmas

Fourth, Petesouchos Besios son of Herakles, about 33 years old, with a scar on his left shin: 19 silver drachmas

Fifth and last, Name . . .

(Group 2)

First, Sylias: 24 silver drachmas.

Second, Name . . . : 22 silver drachmas.

Third, Ptolemaios the elder son of Akousilaos, about 45 years old, with a scar on his right forearm: 20 silver drachmas.

Fourth, Herodes son of Marion, about 45 years old, with a scar in the middle of his forehead: 18 silver drachmas

Fifth, the last couch of Heron: Papnebtynis son of Paanouphis, about 60 years old, with a scar on the middle of his nose: 18 silver drachmas.

(Group 3)

Banquet master (kleisiarchēs): Name . . . : 20 silver drachmas.

Second, Narkissos, freedman of the sons of Maron and of Marous son of Herakles, about 36 years old, with a mole on the right side of his nose: 21 silver drachmas.

Third, Herodes son of Eutychos, about 46 years old, with a scar on his nose under his eyebrows: 17 drachmas.

Fourth, Serapas son of Ptolemaios, about 36 years old, with a scar on the left side of his neck: 14 drachmas and 3 obols.

Fifth and last banquet master: Pastoous son of Pastoous, about 38 years old, with a scar on his left shin: 12 silver drachmas.

(second hand) I, Narkissos, a freedman, voted.

(third hand) I, Sarapion son of Ptolemaïs, voted.

(fourth hand) I, Herodēs son of Eutychos, voted.

(fifth hand) I, Ptolemaios the elder, son of Akousilaos, voted.

(sixth hand) I, Ptolemaios the younger, son of Akousilaos, voted.

Translation by: Ryan J. Olfert (with modifications)

Πασιψῆμις Ὀρσεῦτος ἡγο(ύμενος) συνώδο(υ) (συνόδο(υ)) Ἁρποχράτου ὡς (ἐτῶν) με οὐλ(ὴ) | ῥινὶ μέσῃ ἑκάστ(ῳ) ἀρό(ματα)(ἀρώ(ματα)) δύο , λάγανα δύο , ὄλβιο(ν) ἓν χωρ(ὶς) φαγίο(υ)(φαγείο(υ)) | β Ὀρσεῦς Ἡρακλήου <τοῦ καὶ> Βησις (Βήσιος) ὡς (ἐτῶν) λθ οὐλὴ μετοπο (μετώπῳ) ἐξ ἀρ(ιστερῶν) ἀργ(υρίου) (δραχμαὶ) δέκα | γ Εὔτυχο(ς) Σωτηρίχο(υ) ὡς (ἐτῶν) με οὐλ(ὴ) ἀντικ(νημίῳ) δεξιῷ ἀργ(υρίου) (δραχμαὶ) εἴκοσι δ̣ύο || δ Πετεσοῦχο(ς) Ἡρακλή(ου) Βήσιο(ς) ὡς (ἐτῶν) λγ οὐλ(ὴ) ἀντικ(νημίῳ) ἀρ(ιστερῷ) ἀργ(υρίου) (δραχμαὶ) δέκα ἐννέα | ε | ἔσχα(τος) Μεση( ) | Συλίας ἀργ(υρίου) (δραχμαὶ) εἴκοσι τέσσαρες | β Ν̣ ἀργ(υρίου) (δραχμαὶ) εἴκοσι δύο || γ Πτολεμαῖο(ς) προ(σβύτερος)(πρε(σβύτερος)) Ἀκουσιλ(άου) ὡς (ἐτῶν) με οὐλ(ὴ) πήχι(πήχει) δεξι(ῷ) ἀργ(υρίου) (δραχμαὶ) εἴκοσι | δ Ἡρώδης Μαρίωνος ὡς (ἐτῶν) με οὐλ(ὴ) μετόπῳ (μετώπῳ) μέσ(ῳ) ἀργ(υρίου) (δραχμαὶ) δέκα ὀκτώ | ε | ἔσχατος κλισίας Ἥρωνο(ς) Παπνεβτῦν(ις) Παανούφιο(ς) ὡς (ἐτῶν) ξ οὐλ(ὴ) ῥινὶ μέσῃ ἀργ(υρίου) (δραχμαὶ) δέκα ἕξ | κλεισιάρχη(ς) Κ [ἀρ]γ(υρίου) (δραχμαὶ) εἴκοσι δύο || β Νάρκισσος ἀπελεύθερο(ς) ὑειῶν (υἱῶν) Μάρω(νος) καὶ Μάρω̣(νος) το(ῦ) Ἡρακλ(είδου) ὡς (ἐτῶν) λϛ φακὸ(ς) ῥιν(ὶ) ἐκ δεξι(ῶν) ἀργ(υρίου) (δραχμαὶ) εἴκοσι μιας (μία) | γ Ἡρώδης Εὐτύχου ὡς (ἐτῶν) μϛ οὐλ(ὴ) ῥινὶ ὑπὸ μεσοφρυν (μεσόφρυον) (δραχμαὶ) δέκα ἑπτά | δ Σεραπᾶς Πτολεμαίου ὡς (ἐτῶν) λϛ οὐλ(ὴ) τραχή(λῳ) ἐξ ἀρ(ιστερῶν) ἀργ(υρίου) (δραχμαὶ) δέκα τέσσαρες τριόβολον (τριώβολον) | ε | ἔσχατος κλεισιάρχη(ς) Παστωοῦς Παστωοῦτο(ς) ὡς (ἐτῶν) λη οὐλ(ὴ) ἀντικ(νημίῳ) ἀρ(ιστερῷ) ἀργ(υρίου) (δραχμαὶ) δέκα δύο ||

(hand 2) Ναρκισς (Νάρκισσ<ος>) ἀπελεύθερος ἐψήφισμαι.

(hand 3) Σαραπίων Πτολεμαίου ἐψήφισμαι. |

(hand 4) Ἡρώδης Εὐτύχου ἐψήφισμαι.

(hand 5) Πτολεμαῖς πρεσβ(ύτερος) Ἀκκουσιλάου (Ἀκουσιλάου) | ἐψήφισμα̣ι̣.

(hand 6) [Πτολ]εμαῖς νεώτε̣ρος Ἀκουσιλάου | ἐ̣ψ̣[ή]φ̣[ισμαι].

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