Pap. Berlin P. 13508   (More information about the Object)
Publication No. P.Eleph. 19
Modern Title Letter concerning the bid for the land of the sons of Estphenis
Summary Letter of Patous, son of Pachois, to Apollodoros, containing a higher bid for the land of the sons of Estphenis; Milon is accused to have produced a loss for the treasury.


2παρὰ Πατοῦτος
3τοῦ Παχόι. ὑφίσταμαι
4τῆς γῆς τῆς Πινύριος
5τοῦ Ἐσφήνιος καὶ
6Βερηνέπθιος τοῦ Ἐσ-
7φήνιος καὶ Ψινταῆτος
8τοῦ Ἐσφήνιος, ἧς λε-
9λυτρωμένοι εἰσὶν
10τῆς πεπραμένης
11ὑπὸ Μίλωνος (ἀρουρῶν) λ
12τῆς οὔσης ἐν Τμο̣υ̣ν-
13πσωβο̣θει. ἐπειδὴ
14ἔτι προσοφείλουσιν
15εἰς τὸ βασιλικὸν καὶ οὐ
16τεταγμένοι εἰσὶν
17ἐπὶ τὴν βασιλικὴν
18τράπεζαν, ἀξιῶ σε
20Μίλωνα α καὶ ἐπι-
21τάξαι αὐτῶι, ὅπως
22πλεῖον γίνηται τῶι


1To Apollodoros
2from Patous,
3son of Pachois. I am making an offer for the lease
4of the land of Pinyris,
5son of Esphenis, and
6of Berenepthis, son of Es-
7phenis, and of Psintaes,
8son of Esphenis, from which they
9were released
10(and) which was sold in auction
11by Milon, in the size of 30 arourai,
12situated in Tmoun-
13psobothis. Since they
14still owe debts
15to the treasury, and have not
16yet paid
17to the royal
18bank, I beg of you
19to let come
20Milon before you and
21to order him (to transfer the land to me?), so that
22a profit is gained for
23the king.