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RECEIPT FOR EARNEST-MONEY

Original text: PLond 334
Date: A.D. 166.

The 7th year of the Emperor Caesar Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus and the Emperor Caesar Lucius Aurelius Verus Augustus, Phaophi 22, through the record-office of Nilopolis in the division of Heracleides in the Arsinoite nome. Thases daughter of Stotoetis son of Horus, of the village of Socnopaei Nesus, priestess, aged about 50 years, with a scar above the left elbow, with her guardian her son Stotoetis son of Stotoetis son of Stotoetis, priest of the first tribe of the twice great god Socnopaeus, aged about 30 years, with a scar on the right side of the forehead, and Thases daughter of Horus son of Panephrumis, aged about 30 years, with a scar on the middle of the chin, with her guardian her husband Panouphis son of Anchophis son of Anchophis, priest of the same tribe of the same god, aged about 31 years, with a scar on the left side of the forehead, acknowledge to Taoues daughter of Stotoetis son of Stotoetis, aged about 48 years, without distinctive mark, with her guardian her husband Pabous son of Satabous son of Harpagathes, aged about 60 years, without distinctive mark, that they, the acknowledging parties, have forthwith received from her by hand the sum of 14 silver drachmae as irrepudiable earnest-money out of the 21 silver drachmae agreed upon as the price of the 6th share owned by Thases daughter of Stotoetis in the 7th share of a house standing in the village of Socnopaei Nesus and of the share, whatever it may be, falling to Thases daughter of Horus in the same house, the boundaries of the whole house being, as they have stated in agreement, on the south the entrance and exit, on the north the house of Satabous, on the west sites of other persons, on the east the house of Anchophis. The acknowledging parties will make the conveyance of their shares to Taoues whenever she chooses, they receiving from her the remaining 7 drachmae of the price; and if they fail to make the conveyance, they shall forfeit double the earnest-money with an additional one half and interest, Taoues having the right of execution upon the acknowledging parties and all their property as if by legal decision. Signatory: Stotoetis son of Tesenouphis, aged about [.]5 years, with a scar on both eyebrows. {Signed} We, Thases daughter of Stotoetis, with my son Stotoetis son of Stotoetis as guardian, and Thases daughter of Horus, with my husband Panouphis son of Anchophis as guardian, acknowledge that we have received from Taoues the 14 drachmae of silver as irrepudiable earnest-money for the share falling to Thases daughter of Horus and the 6th part of a 7th share belonging to Thases daughter of Stotoetis in the aforesaid house, whose boundaries are stated above, and we will make the conveyance whenever she chooses as aforesaid. I, Stotoetis, have written for them, as they are illiterate.

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