Photographic Archive of Papyri in the Cairo Museum


P.Cair.Zen. 2 59160

12.5 x 33.5

CG59160; JE48606

Letter from Nikon to Zenon

(Date of reception: 11th January, 255 B.C.)

Nikon asks Zenon to write to Nikanor to repay some oil which Nikon had given him for the use of the men. He begs Zenon to send him help (in the form of money, no doubt) as he is nearly destitute and is conscious of being in disgrace with Apollonios. Menemachos has urged him to sail down to Alexandria and see Apollonios, promising to speak on his behalf and advising him to talk about the work at Philadelphia. Zenon is asked to write if he approves of this idea and also to send him some corn in order that he may not be obliged to buy at a high price.

 

 

 

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