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REPLY TO A STRATEGUS

Original text: POxy 1115
Date: A.D. 284.

To Aurelius Philiarchus also called Horion, strategus of the Oxyrhynchite nome, from Aurelius Isidorus, Aurelius Asclepiades, and Aurelius Plutinus, deliverers of bread. Having been asked by you in consequence of letters sent to you by the most eminent praefect Pomponius Januarianus and the most eminent dioecetes Aurelius Proteas for the authentic receipt in our possession for the bread which we have carried up and distributed, we present to you the aforesaid authentic receipt and a copy of it which we beg you to sign in order that we too may have the security of the said authentic receipt. " Miccalus, superintendent of the distribution of the annona, to Isidorus and Asclepiades, overseers of the Oxyrhynchite nome. You have delivered in Panopolis in obedience to the order of his excellency the dioecetes Aurelius Proteas, in accordance with the certificates presented by you, to the mobilized soldiers and sailors thirty-eight thousand four hundred and ninety-six modii (?) of bread, total 38,496. The 6th year of our lord the Emperor Caesar Marcus Aurelius Probus Pius Augustus, Tubi sixteenth, Tubi 16. " {Signed} I, Aurelius Philiarchus also called Horion, strategus of the Oxyrhynchite nome, have received the authentic receipt, which agrees with the copy above written, and have forwarded it as ordered. Year 2 {of Numerianus}, Pachon 26.


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