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SALE OF LAND

Greek text:   PGrenf 2.23a
Date:   107 B.C.

(Summary) The 11th which is also the 8th year, Phaophi 28. Taous and Sennesis and Siephmous have sold to Peteharsemtheus and his brothers 3 arourai of land for 9 talents of copper. (Text) In the 11th which is also the 8th year of the reign of Cleopatra and her son Ptolemy surnamed Alexander, gods Philometores, the priests and priestesses and kanephoros being those now in office, on the 28th of the month Phaophi, in Crocodilopolis, before Paniscus, agoranomos of the upper toparchy of the Pathyrite nome. Taous daughter of Narpos, aged about 48 years, of medium height, fair-skinned, round-faced, straight-nosed, with a scar on her forehead, and her sisters Sennesis also called Tatous, daughter of Harpos, aged about 42 years, of medium height, fair-skinned, round-faced, straight-nosed, with a scar on her forehead, and Siephmous daughter of Pachnoumis, aged about 20 years, fair-skinned, round-faced, straight-nosed, without distinctive mark, all three being Persians, with their guardian the husband of the aforesaid Taous, Psennesis also called Krouris son of Horus, Persian of the Epigone, of the village of Gotnit in the lower toparchy of the Latopolite nome, aged about 45 years, of medium height or under, dark-skinned, rather curly-haired, long-faced, straight nosed with a scar on the under lip, have sold the land, lying inland, corn-bearing, and undivided, which belongs to them in the northern plain of Pathyris and contains three and a half arourai in two plots with the attached surplus out of the 7 in the 40 arourai. The boundaries of the one plot are, on the south the land of Patous son of Horus and his brothers, on the north the land of Chesthotes son of Melipais, on the east the land of Aes and his brothers, on the west an embankment, and of the other plot, on the south the land of the above-mentioned Chesthotes, on the north the land of Chesthotes son of Panemgeus, on the east the land of Thrason and his brothers, on the west the embankment, or whatever the boundaries may be all round. Peteharsemtheus son of Panebehounis, aged about 36 years, of medium height, fair-skinned, rather curly-haired, long-faced, straight-nosed, and his brothers Petesouchus, Phagonis, and Psennesis, all four Persians of the Epigone, inhabitants of Pathyris, have bought the land for nine talents of copper, each paying an equal share. Negotiators and guarantors of all the terms of this deed of sale: Taous and Sennesis also called Tatous and Siephmous, the vendors, who have been accepted by Peteharsemtheus, Petesouchus, Phagonis, and Psennesis, the purchasers

{Subscribed}   Registered by me, Paniscus.

papyrus 28


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