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SALE OF A SLAVE

Original text: PCZen 59003 L.11-22
Date: 259 B.C.

In the 27th year of the reign of Ptolemy son of Ptolemy and of his son Ptolemy, the priest of Alexander and of the gods Adelphi and the canephorus of Arsinoe Philadelphus being those in office in Alexandria, in the month Xandicus, at Birta in the land of Ammon. Nicanor son of Xenocles, Cnidian, in the service of Tobias, has sold to Zenon son of Agreophon, Caunian, in the service of Apollonius the dioecetes, a Babylonian girl named Sphragis, about seven years of age, for fifty drachmae. Guarantor . . . son of Ananias, Persian, of the troop of Tobias, cleruch. Witnesses: . . . judge; Polemon son of Straton, Macedonian, of the cavalrymen of Tobias, cleruch; Timopolis son of Botes, Milesian, Heraclitus son of Philippus, Athenian, Zenon son of Timarchus, Colophonian, Demostratus son of Dionysius, Aspendian, all four in the service of Apollonius the dioecetes. {Endorsed} Deed of sale of a girl.

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