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ACCOUNT OF PAYMENTS TO OFFICIALS

Original text: POxy 1920
Date: Late 6th cent. A.D.

Account of the rations given out to the retinue of the most magnificent patrician Athanasius on arriving here from the Thebaid, for the days from Mecheir 2 to 13 of the 11th indiction, being as follows. To the 415/6 soldiers of the Scythian corps, for the 12 days from Mecheir 2 to 13, daily, 167 pounds of loaves, 415/6 pounds of meat, 51/4 sextarii of oil, 883 sextarii of wine equal to 1671/3 of their sextarii or 207/8 double jars at the rate of 8 sextarii to 1 double jar, total for 12 days 2004 pounds of loaves, 502 of meat, 63 sextarii of oil, 2501/2 double jars of wine, 12 hundredweight of wood. To the 58 messengers for the 11 days from Mecheir 3 to 13, daily, 174 pounds of loaves, 29 of meat, 54/5 sextarii of oil, 58 sextarii of wine equal to 92/3 double jars, total for 11 days 1914 pounds of loaves, 319 of meat, 634/5 sextarii of oil, 1061/3 double jars of wine, 22 hundredweight of wood. To the usher and runners and criers and others, 24 individuals, for the 11 days from Mecheir 3 to 13, daily, 96 pounds of loaves, 24 of meat, 21/2 sextarii of oil, 48 sextarii of wine equal to 8 double jars, total for 11 days 1056 pounds of loaves, 264 of meat, 271/2 sextarii of oil, 88 double jars of wine, 11 hundredweight of wood. To the 30 messengers of the riparii for the 10 days from Mecheir 4 to 13, daily, 90 pounds of loaves, 15 of meat, 3 sextarii of oil, 15 sextarii of wine equal to 21/2 double jars, total for 10 days 900 pounds of loaves, 150 of meat, 30 sextarii of oil, 25 double jars of wine. Total for the days from Mecheir 2 to 13 inclusive of the 11th indiction 5874 pounds of loaves, 1235 of meat, 1843/10 sextarii of oil, 4695/6 double jars of wine, 45 hundredweight of wood, and in green fodder 12 arurae of grass. And for Mecheir 14, 527 pounds of loaves, 1095/6 of meat, 1611/20 sextarii of oil, 411/24 double jars of wine, 4 hundredweight of wood, and 1 arura of grass. And for Mecheir 15, 527 pounds of loaves, 1095/6 of meat, 1611/20 sextarii of oil, 411/24 double jars of wine, 4 hundredweight of wood, and 1 arura of grass. Total for these two days 1054 pounds of loaves, 2192/3 of meat, 331/10 sextarii of oil, 821/12 double jars of wine, 8 hundredweight of wood, 2 arurae of grass. Combined total 6928 pounds of loaves, which at the rate of 80 pounds to 1 artaba amount to 861/2 artabae 4 choenices costing 82/3 solidi, 14542/3 pounds of meat, costing at the rate of 120 pounds for 1 solidus 121/8 solidi, 2175/12 sextarii of oil, costing at 45 sextarii the solidus 45/6 solidi, 55111/12 double jars of wine, costing at 25 double jars the solidus 221/12 solidi, 53 hundredweight of wood costing 11/2 solidi, 14 arurae of grass costing 14 solidi, total cost 635/24 solidi to Mecheir 15 of the 11th indiction. Similarly for Mecheir 16, 527 pounds of loaves, 1095/6 of meat, 1611/20 sextarii of oil, 411/24 double jars of wine, 4 hundredweight of wood, and 1 arura of grass. For Mecheir 17, 210 pounds of loaves, 592/3 of meat, 741/2 sextarii of wine equal to 125/12 double jars, other 61/4 double jars, making 182/3, 7 sextarii of oil, 2 hundredweight of wood, 1/3 of an arura of grass.


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