Pap. Strasbourg, BibNat O. gr.-dem. P. gr. 2067   (More information about the Object)
Publication No. P.Strasb. I 79
Modern Title sale of a slave girl
Summary 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)


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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