Contracts And Tenders

X. Contracts And Tenders

346. Tender For Repairing Embankments

P.S.I. 488, 11. 9–19.257 b.c.

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Contracts and Tenders

X. Contracts and Tenders

346. Tender for Repairing Embankments

257 b.c.

To Apollonius the dioecetes greeting from Harmais. At the city of Memphis the various embankments measure 100 schoenia,a being as follows: those of the Syro-Persian quarter 12 schoenia, of Paasu 7, those above the quay of Hephaestusb and those below 4, those about the city together with the palace 23, those of the Carian quarter . . ., of the Hellenion 3, beyond Memphis those on the west of the royal garden 20 and on the east . . . and on the north 5 schoenia 30 cubits. For the heaping up of these embankments the sum given in the 28th year was 1 talent 5500 drachmae, when the rise of the river was 10 cubits 3 palms 1 1/6 fingerbreadths,c and in the 27th year the sum given was 1 talent 1300 drachmae, when the river rose 10 cubits 6 palms 2⅔ finger-breadths. I now undertake to heap up the same

DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.select_papyri_official_documents_contracts_tenders.1934