|41||THE GREEK PAPYRI.|
from Hôros the son of Nekhthendbis the half of
5 dr., 2½;
73. Among the most curious of the papyri are three receipts from a certain Kephalôn a charioteer, written in a somewhat illegible cursive hand. They run thus (F. 81): "The 21st year, the 24th day of Tybi, Kephalôn the charioteer acknowledges the receipt from Kharmas the son of Asklêpiadês [and . . . ]los the son of Ar[mai]os at the harbour in Ptolemais, according to the order of Arteutês the overseer of the district, for 5 chariots that have followed him 5 minae (?)1 and for 3 horses to run together 3 minae (?)1; for himself and 7 charioteers, to each of pure bread a quarter of a khoenix,2 "in all 2 koenikes; of oil to each ¼ of a kotylê, in all 2 kotylae, of wine to each 4 kotylae in all 2 khoenikes 8 kotylae; and for 13 grooms, of salted bread to each 2 khoenikes, in all 26 khaenikes, of oil to each 1/8 of a kotylê, in all 1 kotylê and 7/8 and for a. . . porker, and for a lame (?) horse handed over (to be cured), for the oil 3 kotylae, (and) the wine 3 kotylae; and for singeing, for the candles of castor oil 9 kotylae" The second receipt (F. 83) is injured at the commencement. "The 21st year, the 3rd of Mekhir until the 24th of Tybi or the 3rd of Epeiphi, Kephalôn the charioteer for two chariots and for horses and for 10 grooms. The 21st year the 3rd of [Mekhir, Kephalôn] the charioteer [acknowledges] the receipt from Kharmas the [son of Asklepiadês and . . . los the son of Armai]os in [Ptolemais at the harbour, for chariots and] two [charioteers] that were left to. . . from the 26th of Tybi to the 3rd of Mekhir, to each (charioteer) per diem of loaves of fine wheat flour 1½ khoenix, in all 3 khoenikes; of wine 4 kotylae, in all 8 kotylae; of oil a quarter of a kotylae, in all ½ of a kotylê; and on the 9th day, of bread 7 khoenikes, of wine 3 khoes, of oil 4½ kotylae and for four grooms, to each of salted bread 2 khoenikes, in all 8 khoenikes; of oil, to each 6 1/8 of a kotylê, in all half a kotylê; and on the 9th day of bread 1¾ khoenikes, of oil 1½ kotylae; and for a lame (?) horse handed over (to be cured) ' and phlebotomised, from the 26th to the 30th of Tybi, per diem of wine 1¼ kotylae, of oil 1½ kotylae; and on the 5th day of oil 7½ kotylae, of wine 7½ kotylae; and for singeing, per diem of castor-oil 7½ (?) kotylae, (and if) he should give any trouble, from the 30th of Mekhir to the 3rd (of Phamenoth) per diem of oil 1 kotylae, in all 3 kotylae, of wine 1 kotylê, in all 3 kotylae, and for [the horses] that are present . . . ."
Only the last lines of the 3rd receipt remain (F. 81): "...a porker and... to the 5 chariots 3 minae (?) and an extra horse 1 silver drachma. Sixteen horses: to each for fodder 8 bundles of grass, in all 128 bundles per diem; and from the 1st of Mekhir to the 3rd 384 bundles, and for the 5 chariots that were present on the 3rd 2 minae (?) (and) the 3 horses to run together 3 minae (?); for all the horses, 19 in number, for each, of fodder 152 bundles of grass, and on the 4th day. . . for fodder 280 bundles of grass."
To this is attached the following receipt: " Kephalôn the charioteer acknowledges the receipt from Kharmas the steward of the fodder and what is necessary for the carriages in the house and for the grooms, as well as of what has been stated in the contract"
We have another receipt given to the same Khannas (G. 112) which reads: '' Hôros acknowledges the receipt from Kharmas of necessaries according to the
1 The interpretation of the symbol is purely conjectural. It looks like a compound of pi and iota.
2 The symbol for "quarter" has been written in the wrong place.
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