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CERTIFIED DECLARATION OF PAGAN SACRIFICE

Original text: PRyl 12
Date: A.D. 250.

To the commissioners of sacrifices from Aurelia Demos, without patronymic, daughter of Helena and wife of Aurelius Irenaeus, of the quarter of the Hellenium. I have always been wont to sacrifice to the gods, and now also in your presence, in accordance with the command I have made sacrifice and libation and tasted the offering, and I request you to certify my statement. Farewell. {Signed} I, Aurelia Demos, have presented this declaration. I, Aurelius Irenaeus, wrote for her, as she is illiterate. (Attested) I, Aurelius Sabinus, prytanis, saw you sacrificing. {Dated} The 1st year of the Emperor Caesar Gaius Messius Quintus Trajanus Decius Pius Felix Augustus, Pauni 20.


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