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RECEIPT FROM IRONSMITHS

Greek text:  POxy 84
Date:   A.D. 316.

To Valerius Ammonianus also called Gerontius, logistes of the Oxyrhynchite nome, from the guild of ironsmiths of the illustrious and most illustrious city of Oxyrhynchus through Aurelius Severus son of Sarmates, of the said city, monthly president of the said guild. I have received from Aurelius Agathobulus son of Alexander, banker in charge of public receipts in the official bank of Oxyrhynchus, in accordance with an order of the said most estimable logistes, the appointed sum which was to be ordered to be paid to us as the price of one hundredweight of usable iron intended for public works of the city, namely 6 silver talents in full. This receipt is valid and in answer to the formal question I have given my assent. In the consulship of Caecinius Sabinus and Vettius Rufinus the most illustrious, Hathur 5.

{Signed}   I, Aurelius Severus, have received the six talents of silver in full as aforesaid, and in answer to the formal question 1 have given my assent.


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