SALE OF CORN-LAND IN PATHYRIS

MS 140
MS Short Title SALE OF CORN-LAND IN PATHYRIS
Text SALE OF CORN-LAND IN PATHYRIS, FROM PANAS, SON OF PATES, TO PATES, SON OF POERIS. PUBLIC NOTARY: PANISCUS. SUBSCRIBED BY APPOLONIUS, THE BANK CHECKING-CLARK, WITH RECEIPT FOR PAID SALES TAX
Description MS in Greek on papyrus, Crocodilopolis, Egypt, 12 July 100 BC, 1 papyrus, 15x53 cm, 3 columns, 14 lines in a Greek cursive documentary script, with a clay seal between column 1 and 2.
Context

The same cornland as in MS 143. From a hoard of 21 Greek and 31 Demotic, dated papyri, MSS 128-179.

Provenance

1. Horus, son of Nechoutes, family archive, Gebelên, Egypt (ca. 140-89 BC); 2. Buried in a pottery jar in the sand at Gebelên, the site of the ancient Pathyris of the Thebaid (ca. 88 BC-1924); 3. Hadj Mansur Mahmûd, Luxor, Egypt (1924); 4. Elkan Nathan Adler, England (from 1924); 5. Dr. Martin Bodmer, Genève (until 1970); 6. H.P. Kraus Cat. 126(1971):96. 7. De-accessioned Sotheby's 10.7.2012:2 to Papyrus Institute, København .

Published E.N. Adler, J.C. Tait, F.M. Heichelheim and F.L. Griffith: The Adler Papyri. Oxford University Press, 1939, G13.
Place of origin Egypt
Dates 100 BC

Location