This letter from Demetrios II reveals that if Macedonians died intestate, their property was ceded to the crown, although in this case the king did not receive much benefit from it. Diogenes appears to have been an official managing the royal estates, but according to another inscription ( SEG_60.604 ), he was removed from his post shortly before the time of this letter.
King Demetrios to Therson, greetings. When Pausanias, a citizen of Pythion, died without leaving an heir, his vineyard was ceded to the royal estate, and it seems to have been let out by Diogenes, who neglected . . .
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