Photographic Archive of Papyri in the Cairo Museum

P.Petr. 2 26

Eight bankers' receipts

(252 BC and 240-239 BC)

A group of eight bankers' receipts, the first two of which are probably from the 33rd year of the reign of Ptolemy II (252 B.C.). Nos. 3-6 are from the 8th year of the 3rd Ptolemy (240-39 B.C.) and suggest that at this period there was no Royal Bank at Crocodilopolis, but that the Bank of Ptolemais (at the harbour) sent an agent through the Fayuum to do their business. Numbers 7 and 8, found in another coffin, are clearly dated the 33rd year of Ptolemy II. Interestingly, Python, in all other cases called the banker at Ptolemais (in the Fayum), is referred to as the banker in Arsinoe in No. 8.






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