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ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF A DEPOSIT

Greek text:   POxy 1039
Date:   A.D. 210.

Apollonius son of Sarapion son of Sarapion, his mother being Sintheus, of Oxyrhynchus, to Theon son of C . . . also called Chaeremon, his mother being Apia, of the said city, greeting. I acknowledge that I have received from you by hand on deposit 600 silver drachmas of the Imperial coinage, which I will restore to you whenever you choose without any delay or equivocation, otherwise I will forfeit them to you in accordance with the law concerning deposits, and you shall have the right of execution upon me and upon all my property. This deed of deposit written in duplicate by me, Apollonius, is valid wherever produced and whosoever produces it on your behalf. The 19th year of the Emperors and Caesars Lucius Septimius Severus Pertinax Arabicus Adiabenicus Parthicus Britannicus Maximus and Marcus Aurelius Antoninus and Publius Septimius Geta, Britannici Maximi Pii Augusti, Phaophi 13.

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