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SWORN DECLARATION OF A MARINE SHIPMASTER

Original text:  POxy 87
Date: A.D. 312.

In the consulship of our masters Constantius Augustus for the 3rd time and Constans Augustus for the 2nd time, Phamenoth . . . To Flavius Dionysarius, logistes of the Oxyrhynchite nome, from Aurelius Sarapion son of Eudaemon, senator of Oxyrhynchus, shipmaster of a sea-going ship now called up (?). In conformity with the command of my lord the most eminent praeses of Augustamnica, Flavius Julius Ausonius, to the effect that we shipmasters should present ourselves in the most illustrious city of Alexandria, I now accordingly swear under responsibility the august, divine oath by our masters the Augusti that I will present myself in the company of the attendants who have been sent for this purpose, answering to all the inquiries to which I shall be subjected concerning the ship, and that I have told no falsehood. {Signed} I, Aurelius Sarapion, have sworn the divine oath as aforesaid.


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