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ORDER FOR PAYMENT OF SOLDIERS' WAGES

Original text:  BGU 1749
Date: 63 B.C.

Dionysius to Paniscus greeting. Appended are copies of the orders addressed to Heracleides the sitologus and Phames the banker. Goodbye. Year 18, Mesore . . .

To Heracleides. Appended is a copy of the order from Athenaeus the king's cousin and dioiketes. In conformity therefore with his instructions, which Paniscus the royal scribe is communicating to you at the same time, measure out immediately their portions to the 408 five-arourai Thebans who are declared to have been assigned to our nome, to each man 2 artabae of wheat, making 816 artabae of wheat on the dispensing standard, total 816 artabae of wheat on the dispensing standard, and draw up receipts and counter-receipts with them as is proper. Year 18, Mesore 5.

Athenaeus to Dionysius greeting. To the 408 men of the five-arourai Thebans who have been assigned to you at Pharseis deliver the wages due to them for Mesore as computed, to each man 3000 drachmas of copper and 2 artabae of wheat on the dispensing standard, being altogether 204 talents of copper and 816 artabae of wheat on the dispensing standard, and from the beginning of year 19 let their wages be paid to them for ten months. Year 18, Mesore 5.

To Phames, banker. Pay out in like manner two hundred and four talents of copper, total 204 tal. of copper.


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