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RETURN OF HIEROGLYPHIC CARVERS

Greek text:  POxy 1029
Date:   A.D. 107.

To Claudius Menander, royal scribe, from Teos, younger son of Onnophris son of Teos, his mother being Taseus, and Asclas son of Onnophris son of Osmolchis, his mother being Tesauris, both of Oxyrhynchus, hieroglyphic carvers who have been delegated by their fellow-carvers : the list of ourselves and the said fellow-carvers of hieroglyphics for the current 11th year of Trajanus Caesar the lord, as follows : In the quarter of the Tenth, Teos son of Onnophris, the aforesaid, Onnophris his brother, Asclas son of Onnophris, the aforesaid, Osmolchis his brother who is also a hieroglyphic carver of Osiris the most great god. In the quarter of the Avenue of Thoeris, Ptolemaeus son of Petosorapis son of Petosorapis. Total 5 men. And we swear by the Emperor Caesar Nerva Trajanus Augustus Germanicus Dacicus that we have honestly and truthfully presented the foregoing list, and that there are no more than these, and that we have no apprentices or strangers practising the craft down to the present day, otherwise may we incur the consequences of the oath. The 11th year of the Emperor Caesar Nerva Trajanus Augustus Germanicus Dacicus, Phaophi 29.

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