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RETURN OF TEMPLE PROPERTY

Original text: POxy 1449
Date: A.D. 213-217.

From Aurelius Zoilus, son of Apollonius and of Aurelia Achillis, and Aurelius . . ., son of . . . and of Aurelia Taaphunchis, both . . ., and their associates, priests of Zeus, Hera, Atargatis, Core, Dionysus, Apollo, Neotera, and the associated gods, and celebrants of the busts of the lord Augustus and his advancing Victory and Julia Domna Augusta and his deified father Severus, at their . . . temples situated in the metropolis, in the case of Dionysus in the quarter of the Square of Thoeris, in the other case, that of Apollo . . . the great god and good genius and of Neotera in the south-east part of the city in the quarter of . . ., in the south-west part of the city one of Neotera (?), and in the Broad Street quarter to the south of the shrine of Demeter that of Zeus, Hera, Atargatis Bethennunis, and Core, and in the Gymnasium Square quarter that of Zeus, Hera, Atargatis Bethennunis, and Core, and in the Cavalry Camp quarter, Patemit street, that of Zeus, Hera, Atargatis, and Core, and in ... of the Cynopolite nome that of Zeus and Hera. List of offerings for the 2[.] year of Marcus Aurelius Severus Antoninus Parthicus Maximus Britannicus Maximus Germanicus Maximus Pius Augustus, as follows. Objects in the temple of Neotera : a small representation of our lord the Emperor Marcus Aurelius Severus Antoninus Felix Pius Augustus and Julia Domna the lady Augusta and his deified father Severus, some of the offerings being inscribed with the names of the dedicators, . . . while in other cases we are ignorant of the dedicators, because the offerings have been in the temple from antiquity ; a statue of Demeter, most great goddess, of which the bust is of Parian marble and the other parts of the body of wood, . . . was not disclosed to us. And with regard to other offerings, which were dedicated in accordance with ancient custom for vows or pious reasons, . . . dedicated by Phragenes (?) son of Horion, a small bronze statue of Neotera, 5 finger-rings dedicated by . . . son of Didymus, a turquoise-coloured robe dedicated by the mother of An ....... dedicated by Castor son of Asclepiades, a small ... on which is a statuette of Neotera . . ., a stone . . . of well-cut stone, a rudder of Neotera (?), a statue of . . ., of which the bust is of Parian marble and the ornaments of plaster, a statue of Typhon, part of which . . . joined together in the middle, and the ... in a casket, 2 small gold lamps, full of brimstone (?), dedicated by Sarapion son of Sarapion, another small gold lamp, full of brimstone (?), dedicated by Saraeus daughter of Achill . . ., another small gold lamp, full of brimstone (?), dedicated by Ptolemais wife of . . ., of which the weight is stated in the periodical lists, 10 armlets for a child and 1 ring for a child, making in all . quarters of gold, . . ., 2 gold spoons, 1 small gold pen, ... 1 small . . ., making in all . quarters of gold, 1 gold . . . well-cut and decorated with silver, weighing 2 quarters, . silver pens . . .


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