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LEASE OF DINING-ROOMS

Greek text:   POxy 1129
Date:   A.D. 449

The year after the consulship of Flavius Zenon and Flavius Postumianus the most illustrious, Tubi 24. To Aurelia Mikis daughter of Theodorus, of the illustrious and most illustrious city of Oxyrhynchus, from Aurelius Phoebammon son of Artemidorus, of the said city. I voluntarily undertake to lease from the 1st of the next month Mecheir of the current 125th=94th year and of the present 2nd indiction two rooms or dining-rooms belonging to you in a house in the said city in the quarter Small Teumenouthis with all appurtenances, and I will pay as rent annually 1200 myriads of silver, which I will deliver every year, one half every six months, and whenever you wish I will surrender the said rooms without delay. This lease is valid, and in answer to the formal question I have given my consent.

{Signed}   I, Aurelius Phoebammon son of Artemidorus, the aforesaid, have leased the rooms and will pay the rent as stated above. I . . . have written for him, as he is illiterate

{Subscribed}   Executed by me, No . . . osis.

papyrus 47


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