Photographic Archive of Papyri in the Cairo Museum

P.Cair.Zen. 1 59015 recto

30 x 62

CG59015; JE48463; SR0726

Account concerning a consignment of oil

(259 or 258 B.C.)

The importer seems to have been Apollonios and the account seems to have been drawn up in his office. Its object is to show the value, or nominal value, of the shipment after payment of Customs duty, freight and minor taxes. Some marginal notes have been added in a smaller hand, whether by Zenon or by an accountant. The fact that the oil was carried in Milesian and Samian jars indicates its origin, and a comparison of the account with PCZ.59012 leads us to believe that it came by sea to Alexandria and was unloaded at that sea-port.






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