Photographic Archive of Papyri in the Cairo Museum

P.Oxy. 16 1849

9.5 x 34.8


Letter from Victor to Theodore

(6th or 7th century)

Cf. P.Oxy. XVI 1844. The letter is addressed to Theodore, who is described in their address as meizoteros. The contents suggest that Theodore was in charge of stores, and that the meizoteros of a person or family as opposed to the meizoteros of a village may be regarded as a sort of steward or majordomo. Only the verso is illustrated here.






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