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VI. Judicial Business

247. A Summons

P. Hib. 30, ll. 13–26.Before 270 b.c.

13[. . . . . . . . . . . . . τῶν Ἀλε]ξάνδρο[υ] δεκα-14[νικὸς Πε]ρδίκκαι Μακεδό[ν]ι τῶν Ἀλεξάνδρ[ο]υ 15[. . . . . .]ι ὅτι ὀφείλων μοι κατὰ συνγραφὴν 16[(δραχμὰς) . . ὧ]ν ἔγγυός ἐστιν Ἀντίγονος Λιμναίου 17[ταύτας] ἀπαιτούμενος ὑπό μου πολλάκις οὐκ ἀ-18[ποδίδ]ωις οὔτε τῶι πράκτορι ἠβούλου ἐξομο-19[λογήσ]ασθαι, διὸ δικάζομαί σοι τοῦ ἀρχαίου 20[καὶ τόκο]υ (δραχμῶν) Ἀν. τίμημα τῆς δίκης (δραχμαὶ) Ἀν. 21[κλήτορες] Καφύσιος Κῶιος τῶν Ἀλεξάνδρου ἰδιώ-22[της, . . . . . ]λαος Μένωνος Θρᾶιξ τῆς ἐπιγονῆς. 23[ἔτους . . ἐφ᾿ ἱε]ρέως Φιλίσκου τοῦ Σπουδαίου μηνὸς 24[. . . . . . .]ου ιδ. ἡ δίκη σοι ἀναγραφήσετ[α]ι ἐν 25[τῶι ἐν Ἡρ]ακλέους πόλει δικαστηρίωι [ἐ]νώπιον 26[. . . . . . . ἔ]κπλωι. (2nd hand) δι᾿ Ἐπιμένους.

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VI. Judicial Business

247. A Summons

Before 270 b.c.

. . ., decurion of the troop of Alexander, to Perdiccas, Macedonian, ...of the troop of Alexander, (notifying you) that you owe me by a contract . . . drachmae, for which Antigonus son of Limnaeus is surety, and that though frequently asked by me for this sum you still fail to repay it and refused to acknowledge the debt to the collector, wherefore I am taking legal proceedings against you for principal and interest amounting to 1050 drachmae; the assessment of damages is 1050 drachmae. Witnesses of the summons: Caphysius (?), Coan, private of the troop of Alexander, and . . . laus son of Menon, Thracian of the Epigone. The . . . year, in the priesthood of Philiscus son of Spoudaeus, the 14th of the month. . . . The case will be presented against you in writing in the court at Heracleopolis in your presence . . . (Signed) Through Epimenes.

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DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.select_papyri_official_documents_judicial_business.1934