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CERTIFIED DECLARATION OF PAGAN SACRIFICE

Greek 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.

papyrus 320


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