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Pap. Strasbourg, BibNat O. gr.-dem. P. gr. 2067

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Collection Strasbourg, Bibliothèque Nationale
Inventory Number Pap. Strasbourg, BibNat O. gr.-dem. P. gr. 2067
Publication Number P.Strasb. I 79
Current Location Strasbourg, Universitiy Library
Publication Status published

Origin / Provenance

Ancient Provenance Site Aswan / Syene (Swn; Συήνη, סונ, ⲥⲟⲩⲁⲁⲛ) [Trismegistos]
Certainty: high
Ancient Provenance District Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]
Type of Discovery purchase
Certainty: high
District of Find / Purchase in Egypt Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]
Type of Acquisition for the Intitution (unknown)


Object Type papyrus
Dating between -16 and -15
Criteria for Dating Date in papyrus
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation broken at left and parts missing in the middle.
Comments on Object seal attached on verso

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object recto
Script-Fiber-Relation (for Payri) perpendicular (recto)
Inks and Pigments carbon ink monochrome black
Range of Preservation (Text) incomplete
State of Preservation (Text) broken at left
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, cursive, early roman
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 12
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title sale of a slave girl
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | contract
  • documentary | contract | horizontal format
Summary of Content contract of sale of a slave girl. Didymos son of Iason sells at auction to Eirenaios a dark-complexioned (possibly Nubian?) slave-girl for whom a custom's receipt has been issued at Syene. Should a defect be discovered regarding the slave-girl, the seller promises the buyer legal assistance. Should he fail to provide such, he will refund the purchase price plus damages. (J.J. Farber)
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text ok. text as in ed. needs conservation
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man Woman
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1(ἔτους) πεντεκαιδεκάτου Καί̣σαρος, Φαρμοῦθι vac. ?, ἐν Συήνῃ̣ τῆς Θηβαίδος. ἀπέδετο 1 l. ἀπέδοτο Δίδυμος
2Ἰάσονος - ca.18 -ῳ κοράσιον δουλικὸν φαιὸν - ca.11 -νη ἢ εἰ καί τινι ἑτέρῳ ὀνό-
3ματι ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ καλεῖται, ἐξ ἧς ἐποιήσατο ἀπαρτήας 2 l. ἀπαρτίας ἐν τῷ προκειμ̣έ̣νῳ ἔτει ι̣ε διὰ κομακτόρων Σόλωνος
4- ca.22 - Κασσίου Ἀκουίλα κοντ? β̣ι̣ζ̣ν̣ια ̣μ̣(?) ̣ ̣ ̣ τ̣ι̣μ̣ῆ̣ς ἀ̣ργυρίου Πτολεμαικοῦ δραχμῶν
5- ca.11 - , ἃς καὶ ἀπέσχη̣κεν Δίδυμος ὁ ἀποδόμενος διὰ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ου τοῦ Διονυσίου στρατιώ-
6του ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ παρὰ Εἰρηναίο̣υ τοῦ καὶ ἐωνημένου διὰ τ̣ῶν ̣ ̣ο ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣μένων κομακτόρων
7- ca.12 - ἀναπόριφον πλὴν ἐπαφῆς. ἐὰν δέ τις ἐπαφὴ γ̣έ̣ν̣η̣τ̣α̣ι, ἐγδικήσει 3 l. ἐκδικήσει ὁ ἀποδόμενος
8- ca.20 - ἢ ἐκτείσει4 l. [ἐ]κτίσει ἣν εἴληφε τειμὴν 5 l. τιμὴν ἁπλῆν καὶ τὰ βλάβη καὶ τὰ δαπανήματα
9- ca.20 - ὁ πριάμενος. ὡμολόγησεν Δ̣ί̣δ̣υ̣μ̣ο̣ς̣ Ἱ̣άσονος ὁ ἀποδόμενος καὶ ἀμε-
10τάθετον ἀναδεδωκέναι(?) τὸ σύμβολον τῆς ἱερᾶς Συηνητικῆς πύλη̣ς, ἐν ᾧ αἱ εἰκόνες αὐτῆς δηλοῦν-
11ται - ca.19 -ν Εἰρηναῖον τὸν ἐωνημένον τοῦ σημ̣αινομένου κορασίου δουλικοῦ
12- ca.22 - ̣ ̣ ̣α̣ι αὐτῆς τρόπῳ ὧ̣ι ἐὰν αἱρῆτα̣ι. vac. ?

1 l. ἀπέδοτο
2 l. ἀπαρτίας
3 l. ἐκδικήσει
4 l. [ἐ]κτίσει
5 l. τιμὴν
1In the fifteenth year of Caesar, Pharmouthi ---, in Syene of the Thebaid. Thus has sold Didymos,
2son of Iason, ---, a little slave girl, dark skinned, --- by the name of ---ne, or by wichever other name
3she is called, auctioned in the aforementioned year 15 through auction-tax collectors Solon
4and ?, --- Cassius Aquila ---, for the price in Ptolemaic silver drachmae
5(amount) ?, which the seller Didymos has received through NN, son of Dionysios, soldier,
6--- from Eirenaios who has purchased through the --- auction-tax collectors
7--- not liable to be rejected except for a defect. But if some defect arises, the seller will initiate legal action
8--- or will repay the price which he has received, simple, and the damages and the costs,
9--- as the byer has requested. Didymos, son of Iason, the vendor, has acknowledged
10--- that he has delivered the receipt of the Sacred Syenian Gate, in which her personal description is laid down,
11--- and has acknowledged that Eirenaios, the purchaser of the indicated little slave-girl,
12--- her in whatever way he may choose.
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Places (read out from edition)
  • Συήνῃ̣ (places.xml#8)

    People mentioned in Text

    ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
    30105 man Cassius Aquila Κασσίου Ἀκουίλα Latin



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Augustus 15 Pharmuthi -15 March 27 BCE -15 April 25 BCE date in text;



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    DatasetID 310324
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Trismegistos 18684
    Papyri.info ddbdp/p.stras;1;79
    Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
    Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
    (CC BY-NC-SA)
    Data set citation Data set 310324 (= Pap. Strasbourg, BibNat O. gr.-dem. P. gr. 2067), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.