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CONCERNING AN AUCTION OF PRIESTLY OFFICES

Original text: PAchmim 8 L.4-20
Date: A.D. 197.

Claudius Diognetus, imperial procurator and deputy-chief-priest, to the strategos of the Panopolite nome greeting. Copies of two letters written to me by Saturninus, secretary of the chief priest, concerning Pekusis son of Psenthermouthus, priest, who has paid the price of an office of stolistes amounting to 100 drachmas and extra charges, and Haremiphis son of Sisois, priest, who has paid the price of another office of stolistes amounting to 100 drachmas and extra charges, in both cases to Metiochus, oikonomos of our most godlike lord the Emperor Severus Pertinax, are appended to my present letter. Take steps on your part along with the royal scribe to put the offices up to auction and, if no one bids higher, to hand them over to them, but not for a price inferior to the valuation or to the sum paid for the offices on other occasions. I pray for your health. Year 5, Pachon 29.


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