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RECEIPT FOR A MUMMY

Original text: PHamb 74
Date: A.D. 173 or 174.

. . ., inhabitant of Acho . . . in the . . . nome, pilot of a boat for carrying corpses, to . . . greeting. I acknowledge that I have received from you the bandaged mummy of . . ., whom I will transport to the harbour of Kerke in the Memphite nome and deliver to Thakaris, funeral undertaker, and for freight and toll and all expenses of the boat the fee agreed upon, which I have received. The 18th year of the Emperor Caesar Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus Armeniacus Medicus Parthicus Germanicus Maximus, Pharmouthi . . .

papyrus 79


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