Select Papyri, 1.72A
RECEIPT FROM A CHARIOTEER
Greek text: PPetr ii.25a
Date: 226 B.C.
Translated by: J.P. Mahaffy
This translation was not in the original collection; it is taken from "The Flinders Petrie Papyri", volume 2 (1893).
Year 21, Tybi 24. Cephalon the charioteer acknowledges the receipt from Charmos, agent of Asclepiades, the oikonomos of the Arsinoite nome, at Ptolemais which is at the harbour, according to the order from Artemon, the local overseer:
- for the chariots which accompanied him, 5 of 5 horses, and 3 of 3 pairs of horses;
- for himself and 7 other drivers, to each of fine bread ¼ of a choenix, makes 2 choenices;
- of olive oil to each ¼ of a cotyla, makes 2 cotylae;
- of wine to each 4 cotylas, makes 2 choes and 8 cotylae ;
- and for 13 grooms to each of whole-meal bread 2 choenices, makes 26 choenices;
- of oil to each groom ⅛, makes 1⅝ cotylae ;
- and for a young pig, and for embrocation of a sick horse, for the lotion of oil 3 cotylae, of wine 3 cotylae, and for lighting or burning, for lights, of castor oil 2 cotylae.
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