LAND SALE & TAX RECEIPT

MS 150
MS Short Title LAND SALE & TAX RECEIPT
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  1. SALE OF VACANT LAND IN PATHYRIS FROM ISIDORUS (PAESIS), SON OF THEON (TEOS), WITH CONSENT FROM HIS WIFE, TAKEB, DAUGHTER OF NECHOUTES TO HORUS, SON OF NECHOUTES. PUBLIC NOTARY: ESPNUTI, SON OF JEHO
  2. GREEK TAX RECEIPT, SIGNED BY AMMONIUS, BANK CHECKING-CLERK
Description MS in Demotic and Greek on papyrus, Crocodilopolis, Egypt, 15 December 124 BC, 1 papyrus, 21x57 cm, single column, 10 lines in a Demotic documentary script. Text 2: In Greek, Hermonthis, 3 August 123 BC, 3 lines in a Greek cursive documentary script.
Context 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. De-accessioned Sotheby's 10.7.2012:2 to Copenhagen Papyrus Institute.
Published The Adler Papyri, Oxford University Press, 1939 : D2.
Place of origin Egypt
Dates 124 BC

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