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DECLARATION OF INHERITANCE

Original text: POxy 1114
Date: A.D. 237.

{In Latin} In the consulship of Perpetuus and Cornelianus, in the 3rd year of the Emperor Caesar Gaius Julius Verus Maximinus Pius Augustus Germanicus Maximus Dacicus Maximus Sarmaticus Maximus and Gaius Julius Verus Maximus Germanicus Maximus Dacicus Maximus Sarmaticus Maximus the most sacred Caesar Augustus son of the Augustus, . . ., before Geminius Valens ... of the procuratorship. I, Marcus Aurelius Saras, ex-gymnasiarch, senator of the city of Oxyrhynchus, son of Marcus Aurelius Diogenes also called Heliodorus, ex-eutheniarch of the [most illustrious] city of Alexandria, declare [on behalf of (?)] my two daughters Aurelia Stratonice also called Sosipatra and Aurelia Apollonia also called Dieus the inheritance or possession of the property of Aurelia Apollonia daughter of Marcus Aurelius Apollonius son of Demetrius also called Psammis, ex-gymnasiarch and senator of the city of Oxyrhynchus, their mother and my wife, who died intestate at the city of Oxyrhynchus on the day before the succeeding nones of July at the third hour of the day according to the affidavit made on this matter, of which I append a copy, and I certify that the inheritance is of the value of 200,000 sestertii and free of the tax of five per cent.

Copy of the affidavit. {In Greek}In the third year of the Emperor Caesar Gaius Julius Verus Maximinus Pius Felix Augustus Germanicus Maximus Dacicus Maximus Sarmaticus Maximus and Gaius Julius Verus Maximus Germanicus Maximus Dacicus Maximus Sarmaticus Maximus the most sacred Caesar Augustus son of the Augustus, Epeiph 12, at the city of Oxyrhynchus. Marcus Aurelius Saras, ex-gymnasiarch and senator of the city of Oxyrhynchus, son of Marcus Aurelius Diogenes also called Heliodorus, ex-eutheniarch and senator of the most illustrious city of Alexandria, and however he is styled, called to witness the persons about to seal the present affidavit that on this day at about the third hour, to the loss of our hopes, Aurelia Apollonia daughter of Marcus Aurelius Apollonius son of Demetrius also called Psammis, and however he is styled, ex-gymnasiarch and senator of the city of Oxyrhynchus, his wife and the mother of their daughters Aurelia Stratonice also called Sosipatra and Aurelia Apollonia also called Dieus, who are under age, died intestate . . . {Signed} I, . . ., witness. I, Sarapion also called . . ., appointed chief priest, senator of the aforesaid city . . . witness. I, Marcus Aurelius Saras, ex-gymnasiarch, senator of the city of Oxyrhynchus, have presented this declaration. {Subscribed in Latin} I, Ivivilinus freedman of Augustus, clerk, have noted that she died intestate according to the inserted declaration on the 4th of July in the consulship of Perpetuus and Cornelianus. The 11th of July in the aforesaid consulship. {Docketed in Latin} Done on the said day (?) of July in the consulship of Perpetuus and Cornelianus.


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