Photographic Archive of Papyri in the Cairo Museum

P.Cair.Zen. 1 59054

26.5 x 28

CG59054; JE48502

List of articles required for a voyage

(April, 257 B.C.)

As this papyrus was found sticking to PCZ.59053, there is no doubt that it is the list of which Amyntas speaks at the end of that letter. He was apparently to have the use of two boats, a kerkouros and a kubaia and for each boat he required a set of four awnings. From the dimensions given in column 1 it appears that the two boats were of equal length, but the kubaia was broader throughout and blunter at the bow. Column 2 contains a list of miscellaneous articles, including a hundred and fifty papyrus rolls for accounts and correspondence.






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