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Pap. Paris, Sorbonne 2078

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Inventory Number Pap. Paris, Sorbonne 2078
Publication Number P.Rein. II 107
Current Location Paris, Sorbonne, Institute of Papyrology
Publication Status published

Origin / Provenance

Ancient Provenance Site Aswan / Syene (Swn; Συήνη, סונ, ⲥⲟⲩⲁⲁⲛ) [Trismegistos]
Certainty: low
Ancient Provenance District Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]
Type of Discovery (unknown)
District of Find / Purchase in Egypt Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]
Type of Acquisition for the Intitution (other)
Buyer (Currently Housing Institution) Edwards, Amelia


Object Type papyrus
Dating between 573 and 603
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation complete

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object recto/verso
Script-Fiber-Relation (for Payri) parallel (verso) and perpendicular (recto)
Range of Preservation (Text) complete
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, byzantine cursive
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 7 3
Quantity of Columns 1 1
Height of Line / Letter


Text Content

Modern Title Contract of loan of money
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | contract
  • documentary | contract | horizontal format
Summary of Content The smith Allamonos of Syene acknowledges a debt of one solidus apparently to a monastery in the Coptite nome where Iakobos is the abbot. There is no mention of interest and the loan is to be repaid at the wish of the creditor. The lone witness is from Diocletianopolis, near Coptos, suggesting that the contract was drawn up at the monastery in that vicinity rather than at Syene. Were the document indeed discovered at Syene, it would mean that the loan had been repaid and this contract had reverted to the borrower.
Location of Composition Koptites Upper Egypt, 5th nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text ok
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion Christianity
Comment on Religion monastery Christogramm



Transcription Translation Pictures
1☧ τῷ εὐαγεῖ μοναστηρίῳ Φελ δι' ὑμῶν 1ed. ̣ ̣ ̣μο ̣ ἀββᾶ Ἰακώβου τοῦ θεοφιλεστάτου πρεσβυτέρου καὶ ἡγουμένου τοῦ
2αὐτοῦ μοναστηρίου τοῦ Κοπ̣τίτου νομοῦ, Αὐρήλιος Ἀλλάμωνος ὁ καὶ Εἰῶτ υἱὸς Πρεπόσιτος
3χαλκεὺς ἀπὸ Συήνης χαίρειν. ὁμολογῶ ἔχειν σου καὶ χρεωστεῖν σοι χρυσο νομισμάτιον ἓν ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ων ̣ ̣ χρυσοῦ
4καὶ ταυτὸ 2 l. τὸ αὐτὸ ἑτοίμως ἔχω παρασχεῖν σοι κα̣ὶ̣ πληρῶσαι σε ὁπόταν βουληθειη 3 l. βουληθείη<ς> ἀναμφιβόλως. ἡ δὲ ἀσφάλεια κ̣υ̣ρία
5καὶ βεβαία μεθʼ ὑπογραφῆς ἐμῆς ὡς πρόκειται ̣ ̣ Φαρμοῦθι α τῆς ἕκτης ἰνδικτίωνος Εἰῶτ Πρεπόσιτος
6στοιχεῖ μοι ἡ ἀσφάλεια ὡς πρόκειται Θεόπεμπτος Χριστοφόρου νομικάριος
7ἀπὸ Διοκλητιανοῦ πόλεως μαρτυρῶ τῇ ἀσφαλείᾳ ἀκούσας παρὰ Εἰῶτ τοῦ καὶ θεμένου †

1 ed. ̣ ̣ ̣μο ̣
2 l. τὸ αὐτὸ
3 l. βουληθείη<ς>
8† ἀσφάλεια Ἀλλάμωνος ὁ καὶ Εἰῶτ υἱὸς Πρεπόσιτος
9χαλκεὺς ἀπὸ Σύηνης
10χρυσοῦ νομισμάτιον α †

1☧ To the holy monastery of Phel through you, Father Iakobos, most devout priest and abbot of the
2same monastery of the Coptite nome, from Aurelius Allamonos, also called Eiot, son of Prepositos,
3smith of Syene, greetings. I acknowledge that I have of yours and owe to you gold, one solidus in the weight of the Syenians, i.e., gold, 1 solidus.
4And I am ready to provide the same to you, and to pay you in full whenever you may wish, unambiguously. The security is valid
5and warranted with my signature as aforementioned, and everything is satisfactory to me. 1 Pharmouthi, in the sixth indiction. (2nd hand) Iot, son of Prepositus,
6the security is satisfactory to me as aforementioned. † (3rd hand) I, Theopemptos son of Christophoros, nomikarios
7 of Diocletianopolis, bear witness to the security, having heard it from Eiot who is also the contracting party. †
8† Security of Allamonos, also called Eiot, son of Prepositos,
9smith of Syene,
10gold, 1 solidus † .

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Places (read out from edition)
  • Φελ (places.xml#184)
  • Κοπ̣τίτου νομοῦ (places.xml#65)
  • Συήνης (places.xml#8)
  • Διοκλητιανοῦ (places.xml#9)
  • Σύηνης (places.xml#8)

    People mentioned in Text

    ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
    35130 man Aurelius Allamon alias Eiot, son of Praepositus Αὐρήλιος Ἀλλάμωνος alias Εἰῶτ Πρεπόσιτος Coptic



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Pharmuthi 01 573 March 27 CE 603 March 27 CE alternativ dates possible, indiction 6;



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    DatasetID 310959
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Trismegistos -
    Papyri.info ddbdp/p.rein;2;107
    Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
    Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
    (CC BY-NC-SA)
    Data set citation Data set 310959 (= Pap. Paris, Sorbonne 2078), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.