Photographic Archive of Papyri in the Cairo Museum

P.Cair.Zen. 2 59296

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CG59296; JE48744; SR0449

Account of payments

(250 B.C.)

An account of payments, partly for repairing of canals and stone cutting, and partly for guards. Of these, three classes are specified: ten village guards of Philadelphia together with ten Arabs; five guards posted in the prison; six watchmen to look after the canal embankments during the inundation. The regular guards have a salary of six drachmae a month, while the watchmen on the canal banks are only paid two and a half drachmae.






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