Pap. London, British Library Pap 1793 recto   (More information about the Object)
Publication No. P.Lond. V 1720
Modern Title Contract of loan of money
Summary Nonna had borrowed an unknown amount of money from Maria and had left a pair of earrings with her as security. She now sells them to Maria for 8 solidi in cash. The relationship between the original debt and the 8 solidi is not clear; Bell assumed that the purchase price for the earrings included, in addition to the 8 solidi, the original amount of the debt. Seven years after this transaction, Maria must have made over to her father Paulos two pendants from one of the earrings which he gave as part of a pledge for a loan of five solidi (P. Lond. V 1719.8, 15). The bottom of our document is missing but there is no reference in the preserved part to payment of the debt. (Farber/Porten)


1μετὰ τὴν ὑπατείαν Φλαυίου Βασιλείου
2τοῦ ἐνδοξοτάτου Μεχεὶρ θ τῆς δωδεκά̣τ̣ης
4Α̣ὐρηλία Νόννα θυγάτηρ Τσαβίνου
5ὁρμωμένη ἀπὸ Κάστρου Κεραμέως
6το Θηβαίου νομο Αὐρηλίᾳ Μαρίᾳ
7θυγατρὶ Παύλου ἀπὸ Κάστρου Μεμνονίων
8τοῦ Ἑρμωνθίτου νομοῦ χαίρειν. ἀντὶ τοῦ
9ἐνωτίου χρυσο Ἑλληνικοῦ ζυγοῦ ἑνὸς
10ἐ̣μοῦ̣ τοῦ ὄντος παρσο εἰς λόγον ὑπο-
11θηκην 1 l. ὑπο|θήκης ὑπὲρ φανερο(ῦ) χρ̣έους χρεωστου-
12μενος 2 l. χρεωστου|μένου σοι παρʼ ἐμο κατὰ τοῦτο ὁμολογῶ
13τὴν τουτον 3 l. τούτου τελείαν τιμὴν αὐτόθι
14ἀπεσχον 4 l. ἀπεσχηκέναι παρὰ σο ὑπὲρ αὐτο ἅτινα
15χρυσοῦ νομίσματα ὀκτώ. ἑκων 5 l. ἑκοῦσα οὖν
16καὶ πεπεισμενος 6 l. πεπεισμένη ἀπηλλάχθην
17πρὸς σὲ καὶ μηκέττι 7 l. μηκέτι μηδένα λόγον
18ἔχειν πρὸς σὲ περὶ̣ το̣ύτου λλʼ ἐξουσίαν
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1 l. ὑπο|θήκης
2 l. χρεωστου|μένου
3 l. τούτου
4 l. ἀπεσχηκέναι
5 l. ἑκοῦσα
6 l. πεπεισμένη
7 l. μηκέτι
1 (hand 2?) π̣οταγὴ γεναμένη Α̣ὐρηλίας Νοννα η 1 l. Νόννας τῆς Τσαβίνου -?-

1 l. Νόννας τῆς


1In the year after the consulship of Flavius Basilius,
2the most honorable, on Mecheir 9, in the twelfth
4Aurelia Nonna daughter of Tsabinos,
5originating from Fort Kerameos
6of the Theban nome, to Aurelia Maria
7daughter of Paulos, from Fort Memnonion
8of the Hermonthite nome, greetings. In return for
9one pair of Greek style earrings of gold,
10being mine but in your hands as a mort-
11gage for a certain debt
12owed to you by me, I acknowledge in accordance with this (document) that
13I have received for it the full price there
14from you for it, which is
15gold, eight solidi. Willingly, therefore,
16and convinced, I have been reconciled
17with you and I no longer
18have any claim against you concerning this, but authority ---
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1Renunciation done by Aurelia Nonna daughter of Tsabinos.
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