Pap. Paris, Sorbonne 2078   (More information about the Object)
Publication No. P.Rein. II 107
Modern Title Contract of loan of money
Summary 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.


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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