Photographic Archive of Papyri in the Cairo Museum

P.Cair.Zen. 2 59199

28.5 x 30.5

CG59199; JE48647; SR0348

Letter from Apollonios to Zenon

(29th April, 254 B.C.)

One of the brewers in the Arsinoite nome has offered to take over the beer-house in Philadelphia with the obligation of brewing, to the profit of the Crown, a supply of barley provided by the Crown and amounting to twelve artabs a day. Zenon is therefore ordered to draw up a contract, get a written oath from him and hand over the brewery. But he is also to instal a reliable collector to exercise control. And the present brewer must settle up for the period during which he has run the business.






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