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Ostracon with Instructions for Delivery by Donkeys (27/28 CE) Arsinoites - Fayum region

Arsinoites (Fayum region, Egypt — Pleiades map), 27/28 CE
GRA III 207 = OSkeat 2 = SB VI 9112 = TM 14112 = AGRW ID# 31192


Pottery fragment used to instruct delivery by donkeys, likely involving a guild of donkey-drivers (8.9 x 6.1 cm). Currently located in Ann Arbor at the University of Michigan Library (OSkeat 2).

To Heras, secretary (grammateus; likely of the donkey-drivers). Deliver to Petesouchos, son of Marsisouchos twelve donkeys belonging to Cornelius Atticus, loaded with wheat from the granary of Petesouchos. Year 14 of Tiberius Caesar.

Translation by: Mark Mueller (with modifications)

Ἡρᾶτι γρ(αμματεῖ). μέρισον Πετε|σούχ(ῳ) Μαρσι̣(σούχου) Κορνηρίου | Ἀτικοῦ ὑ(πὸ) (πυρὸν) ὄνους δεκα|δύο θη(σαυροῦ) Πετεσούχ(ου). (ἔτους) ιδ || [Τιβερίο]υ Καίσαρος.

Item added: April 23, 2020
Item modified: April 23, 2020
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