43 THE GREEK PAPYRI.
 
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on which is the monastery of Peter the deacon. And the vendor Eulogios (acknowledges) that he has received from the purchaser Pousis the full price agreed upon between them and satisfactory to both for the same monastery in its entirety sold by Eulogios to Pousis, viz. 8 pieces of imperial gold 1 current and of good weight and 11200 large pieces of silver 2 given by the purchaser to the vendor from hand to hand in the presence of the undersigned witnesses. Wherefore, (he acknowledges) that the purchaser Pousis is from henceforth lord and master of the aforesaid monastery [which] has been sold, in its entirety, with all its cells and the ground in front of the cells, with all rights over it from the foundation to the whole of the roof, and that he has power to manage, administer, complete, improve, pull down, rebuild (and) alter in whatever way and fashion he desires, to transmit (the property) to his heirs and successors, to alienate (it) (or) give (it) to others as he wishes, without hindrance. And (it is agreed) that the vendor Eulogios and his heirs and successors shall. immediately take action against whosoever shall oppose or lay claim to the whole or a part of the property at their own expense and charges, (in order) to secure the peaceable possession of it to the purchaser Pousis and his heirs and successors; and if they do not do so, they shall pay double the price received by the vendor Eulogios as well as all expenses and charges which shall appear to have been incurred through the improvement or rebuilding of the property, and also any losses judicial or extra-judicial occasioned by it, all these (being paid) double. The deed of sale has been duly drawn up in a single copy, and the vendor Eulogios has guaranteed to the purchaser Pousis by this sale a certain and secure title to his goods present and future, severally and generally, in the matter of security and in regard to mortgage, as by the decision of a court. As to which being questioned by the purchaser face to face +3 Eulogios the monk, the son of Joseph, aforesaid, has declared: I have voluntarily sold to you, Pousis, a Melitian priest, my property, for just and honourable reasons, in the aforesaid mountain called Labia in the Arsinoite district, viz. a monastery in its entirety, facing east, with all its cells, along with the ground in front of it, and all rights over it from the foundation to the whole of the roof, and I have received from you by hand its price, 8 pieces of imperial gold of good weight and 11200 large pieces of silver, given to me in the presence of the undersigned witnesses; and I agree to all the terms herein contained and I have given a quittance. (Subscribed ) Aurelios Phoibammôa the son of Kyrillos from the city of the Arsinoites, having been requested (to come) have signed on behalf of the vendor who is present but does not know how to write ; Aurêlios Paulas the son of Dôteinos a wine-merchant from the city of the Arsinoites, I witness this sale and the payment of the price 8 pieces of gold and 11200 pieces of small coin as aforesaid; Aurêlios Eulogios the son of Euphrôn, from the city of the Arsinoites, I witness the same sale and payment of the price, 8 pieces of gold and 11200 pieces of small coin, as aforesaid; Aurêlios Neilios the son of Phoibammôn a landsurveyor from the city of the Arsinoites, I witness this sale and the payment of the price, 8 pieces (of gold) and 11200 pieces of small coin as aforesaid; + Orneiôs Apollônios the son of Eulogios (?) from the city of the Arsinoites, I witness this sale and the payment of the price 8 pieces of gold and 11200 pieces of small corn as aforesaid, Aurêlios Eulogios the son of Neilammôn, a wine-merchant from the city of the Arsinoites, I witness this sale and the payment of the price 8 pieces of gold and 11200 pieces of small coin as aforesaid. (Monogram of Christ.) Folded and sealed by me Eulogios." 4

No. II. "The year after the consulate of Flavius Paulus and Moskhianos, the most illustrious, the 15th day of Epeiphi, at the beginning of the 7th Indiction in the district (of Arsinoê) in the province of Arkadia. It is agreed by Eulogios, an orthodox monk, of the monastery of Makron Phyôn in the suburbs of the city of the Arsinoites, the son of Joseph and Tlesis, that he has willingly and spontaneously and irrevocably sold and handed over in full possession, from the present for all future time, to Papnouthios the son of Isak and Julius the son of Aranthius, both Melitian monks of the monastery called Labla. in the suburbs of the aforesaid city of the Arsinoites, a property belonging to the vendor Eulogios and devolving upon him, as he has guaranteed and stated in writing, at his own risk and charge, with proper and lawful titles, conformably to the rights accruing to the purchase and his undisturbed use and possession. (This property) in the aforesaid monastery of Labla (consists) of a monastery in its entirety, facing east, with all its chambers, together with all rights


1 The solidi dominici
2 M.Reinach thinks that the miliarensia are meant, the miliarense being the 1000th part of a gold libra, so that 11200 miliarense would have been equivalent to 800 solidi.
3 Eulogios affixed his "cross" as he was not able to write.
4 This is written in Latin and then in Greek letters.


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