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REQUEST FOR PAYMENT FOR EMBELLISHMENT OF A NEW STREET

Greek text:  POxy 55
Date:   A.D. 283.

To Aurelius Apollonius also called Dionysius, ex-hypomnematographus and however he is styled, ex-gymnasiarch, senator, prytanis in office of the illustrious and most illustrious city of Oxyrhynchus, director also of municipal finance, from the Aurelii Menestheus and Nemesianus, both sons of Dionysius, of the said illustrious city of Oxyrhynchus, Casiotic joiners. We request that an order be given for payment to be made to us from the municipal account, as wages for the Casiotic work done by us on both sides of the street laid down by you from the front gateway of the gymnasium southwards to the lane of Hieracius, of the total amount due for the whole work in accordance with the vote of their excellencies the senate, namely four talents and four thousand drachmas of Imperial silver coin, total 4 tal. 4000 dr., and we beg you to instruct the treasurer of municipal moneys to make the payment to us as is customary. The 1st year of the Emperor Caesar Marcus Aurelius Carus and Marcus Aurelius Carinus, Germanici Maximi, and Marcus Aurelius Numerianus, the most eminent Caesars Pii Felices Augusti, Pharmouthi 12. {Signed} I, Aurelius Menestheus, have received jointly with my brother the four talents and four thousand drachmas of silver, I, Aurelius Nemesis, have received them jointly.

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