Pap. Berlin P. 13510   (More information about the Object)
Publication No. P.Eleph. 14 = WChr 340 = Sel.Pap. II 233
Modern Title Ordinance of the sales auction of public possessions.
Summary Announcement of a government auction stating the terms and conditions for the purchase arable land, vineyards and priestly offices in great detail.


1ἐπὶ τοῖσδε π̣ωλοῦμεν ἐ̣φ̣ʼ οἷς -?- ο̣ἱ̣ κυ̣ρω̣θ̣έντες 1 BL 8.119 : [ἀγ]ο̣ρά̣σ̣α̣ντ[ε]ς prev. ed. διορθώσονται
2εἰς τὸ βασιλικὸν κατʼ ἐνιαυτὸν τῶν μὲν ἀμπελώνων τοὺς καθήκον-
3τας ἀργυρικοὺς φόρους καὶ τὴν γε̣νομένην 2 l. γινομένην ἀπόμοιραν τῆι
4Φιλαδέλφωι, τῆς δὲ γῆς τὰ ἐπιγεγραμμένα σιτικὰ ἐκφόρια καὶ εἴ
5τι ἄλλο καθήκει π̣ρ̣ὸ̣ς̣ τὴν γ̣ῆν δίδοσθαι, τάξονται δὲ τὰς τιμὰς
6τῶν μὲν πιπτόντων εἰς τὸ βασιλικὸν ἐπὶ τὴν βασιλικὴν τράπεζαν τῶν δὲ εἰς τ
7των̣ - 9 - ̣ι τράπεζαν ἐν (ἔτει) γ, τῶν μὲν γερ̣ῶν τ̣ῆ̣ς π̣άσης τι-
8μῆς τὸ (τέταρτον(?)) μέρος χρυσίουργυρίου τοῦ καινοῦ νομίσματος,
9τὸ δὲ λοιπὸν χαλκοῦ καὶ τὴν εἰθισμένην ἀλλαγὴν ὡς τῆι μνᾶι ι (δραχμὰς) (δυοβόλους) (ἡμιωβέλιον)
10τῶν δʼ ἄλλων ἐνγαίων χαλκοῦ καὶ τὴν εἰθισμένην ἀλλαγήν, προσ-
11διορθώσονται δέ καταγώγιον τῆι μνᾶι (τριώβολον) καὶ τὴν καθήκου-
12σαν (ἑξηκοστὴν) καὶ κηρύκειον τοῦ παντὸς (χιλι)οστήν 3pap. ἀοστην, ὁ δὲ πριάμενος τῶν
13μὲν γ̣ε̣ρῶν λήψεται τὰς γινομένας καρπείας ἅμα τῶι
14τὴν α ἀνα̣φ̣ορ̣ὰ̣ν̣ διαγραφῆναι τῶι βασιλικῶι, τῆς δὲ γῆς κυρι-
15εύσει καὶ τῶν καρπῶν, ἐὰν ἦι ὑπὸ τῶν κυρίων κατεσπαρμένη·
16ἐὰν δὲ ᾖ μεμισθωμένη, διορθώσονται οἱ γεγεωργηκότες τὸ
17{το} ἐκ̣φόριον̣ τῶι ἀγοράσαντι ἐκ τῶν πρὸς τοὺς γεωρ-
18γοὺς σ̣υ̣ν̣γρ̣αφ̣ῶ̣ν̣, τῆς δὲ τιμῆς τάξονται παραχρῆμα
19τὸ (τέταρτον) μέρος, τὸ δὲ λοιπὸν ἐν (ἔτει) γ ἀπὸ τοῦ εκ 4 l. κε (ἔτους) τασσόμε-
20νοι κατʼ ἐνιαυτὸν τοῦ Ἐπεὶφ καὶ Μεσορὴ τὸ ἐπιβάλλον
21σωμάτιον, ἔκ τ̣ε̣ κ̣τ̣ηνῶν καὶ σκευῶν παραχρῆμα τὴν
22πα̣[ ̣ ̣] ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ν εἰκοστὴν 5ed. π ̣[ ̣] ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣στὴν καὶ τὴν ἐννενηκοστὴν 6l. ἐνενηκοστὴν, BL 8.119 : π ̣[ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣]ν̣ε̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ε̣ννε κ̣[ ̣]σ̣τ̣[ ̣]ν prev. ed., κυριεύσουσιν δὲ
23καθʼ ἃ καὶ οἱ πρῶτον κύριοι ἐπέκτηντο· ἐξέσται δὲ τῶι βου-
24λομένωι ὑπερβάλλειν, ἕως ἔτι ἐν τοῖς κύκλοις εἰσὶν ὅσωι ἂν
25βούλη̣τα̣ι̣, ὅ̣τ̣α̣ν̣ δὲ ἀπὸ τῆς πράσεως γένωνται, τοῖς ἐπι-
26δεκάτοις, μέχρ̣ι τοῦ τὴν α ἀναφορὰν διαγραφῆναι· τὰ δὲ
27πωλούμενα ἄπ̣ρα̣τ̣α̣ ἐν ταῖς κὰ 7 l. κατὰ τὸ διάγραμμα μέραις ϛ.

1 BL 8.119 : [ἀγ]ο̣ρά̣σ̣α̣ντ[ε]ς prev. ed.
2 l. γινομένην
3 pap. ἀοστην
4 l. κε
5 ed. π ̣[ ̣] ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣στὴν
6 l. ἐνενηκοστὴν, BL 8.119 : π ̣[ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣]ν̣ε̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ε̣ννε κ̣[ ̣]σ̣τ̣[ ̣]ν prev. ed.
7 l. κατὰ


1We offer for sale on the following terms: the successful bidders shall pay
2to the crown annually in the case of vineyards the appropriate
3money taxes and the apomoira due to
4 (Arsinoe) Philadelphus, and for the arable land the imposed rents in kind and what-
5ever other payment is required in respect of such land. They shall pay the price
6of that which concerns the crown to the royal bank, and of that which concerns
7the --- (temples? into their own?) bank, within three years, concerning the priestly offices of the whole price
8the 4th part in gold or silver of the new coinage
9and the remainder in copper with the customary agio at the rate of 10 drachmae 2,5 obols on the mina,
10and the price of the other landed property in copper with the customary agio, and in addition
11they shall pay for the cost of carriage (for the copper) three obols per mina and the proper
121/60th and as crier's fee on the whole purchase 1/1000th. The purchaser of the
13priestly offices shall receive the due revenues as soon as the
14first instalment has been paid to the crown, and he shall be owner of the land;
15and of its produce, if it has been sown by the former owners,
16if it has been leased, those who have cultivated it shall pay
17the rent to the purchaser in accordance with the contracts made
18with the cultivators. The purchasers shall pay of the price immediately
19the 4th part and the remainder in 3 years beginning from year 25, paying
20annually in Epeiph and Mesore the amount which falls
21due, and on cattle and implements they shall pay immeditately the
22taxes --- the 1/20 and 1/90. They shall own
23the properties in the same way as those who formerly possessed them. Whoever wishes shall be permitted
24to raise the bid, by as much as he pleases while the auction-ring is still open,
25but only by ten per cent after the auction is ended
26and until the 1st instalment has been paid; and the
27objects offered shall be classed as unsold after the 6 days precribed by the ordinance.