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LETTER OF APPOINTMENT TO OFFICE

Greek text:  BGU 362
Date:   A.D. 215.

For good fortune. Saviour gods ! The magistrates and senate of the Arsinoite Ptolemais to their dearest Aurelius Serenus also called Isidorus, ex-cosmetes, senator, greeting. We have chosen you to take charge of the interests of our god Jupiter Capitolinus. In order therefore that you may be informed, most dear Sir, and attend with all faithfulness and care to the duties entrusted to you, keeping before your eyes the orders of his excellency Aurelius Italicus, procurator of the Imperial estates and deputy chief priest, we send you this notification. We pray for your health, most dear Sir. Sent through Aurelius Heracleides also called Agathodaemon, formerly chief priest, prytanis in office. The 23rd year of the Emperor Caesar Marcus Aurelius Severus Antoninus Parthicus Maximus Britannicus Maximus Germanicus Maximus Pius Felix Augustus, Tubi.


papyrus 341


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