Photographic Archive of Papyri in the Cairo Museum

P.Cair.Zen. 3 59475

19.5 x 11

CG59475; JE49004

Memorandum from Nikias to Zenon


Nikias had sent a female foal to Boutos to graze on the hay. Next day she ran off to find her dam, taking the road she was accustomed to. The guards at Simyra seized and locked her up. A guard from Boutos together with a brother-in-law of Nikias followed on her tracks and had taken possession of her, when Noumenios the guard came up and led them off to prison. Zenon is therefore requested to write to Noumenios and explain the matter.






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