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RESIGNATION OF CLAIMS TO AN ESTATE

Greek text:   PTeb 380
Date:   A.D. 67.

The 18th year of Nero Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus Imperator, the 21st of the month Xandicus or Mecheir, at Tebtunis in the division of Polemon in the Arsinoite nome. Thommous also called Protous, daughter of Petesouchus, aged about 34 years, with a scar on the outside of her right hand, having with her as guardian her kinsman Orseus son of Pakebkis, aged about 32 years, with a scar on the left hand under the thumb, acknowledges to her brother Sambas, son of the same father and mother, aged about 37 years, with a scar at the tip of the right eyebrow, that she, Thommous also called Protous, resigns to Sambas all the property that shall be left by their father Petesouchus son of Apollonius, and that neither she herself, the acknowledging party, nor her assigns will take proceedings against Sambas concerning any of the property that shall be left by their aforesaid father Petesouchus. Signatories: for the acknowledging party and her professed guardian, Lysas son of Didymus, aged about 47 years, with a scar on the left foot; and for Sambas, Theon son of Heron, aged 59, with a scar on the right knee.

{Signed}   I, Thommous also called Protous, daughter of Petesouchus, having with me as guardian my kinsman Orseus son of Pakebkis, acknowledge that I resign to my brother Sambas all the property that shall be left by our father Petesouchus son of Apollonius and that I will not take proceedings against him concerning any of it in any manner as aforesaid. Lysas son of Didymus wrote for them, as they are illiterate.

{Signed}   I, Sambas son of Petesouchus, have had the acknowledgement made to me . . .

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