Photographic Archive of Papyri in the Cairo Museum

P.Cair.Zen. 3 59451

26.5 x 13

CG59451; JE48979

Letter to Zenon from two Hierodouloi of Boubastis


Two feeders of cats, attached to the cult of Boubastis in the village of Sophthis, state that the king and likewise Apollonios had ordered that persons of their profession should be exempt from compulsory labour throughout the country. But Leontiskos the chief policeman had sent them to work at the harvest (which they did, not wishing to trouble Zenon) and has now sent them off to make bricks, leaving in peace for his own ends two professional brick-makers in the same village. They therefore appeal to Zenon to confirm to the order of the king and the dioiketes.






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