Photographic Archive of Papyri in the Cairo Museum


P.Cair.Zen. 1 59031

35.5 x 17.5

CG59031; JE48479

Letter from Poseidonios to Apollonios

(About 28th December, 258 B.C.)

The writer of this letter was a member of the Alexandrian court, holding the title of 'king's taster', perhaps the father of Arsinoe who had been eponymous priestess in year 26. He complains that the employees of Sosistratos, the head of the toll station at Memphis had confiscated and sold some iron which they had found on one of his boats, whereas according to Poseidonios the iron was really a necessary part of the boat's equipment.

 

 

 

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