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Title: A Contribution to the Revenues of the Crocodile in the Imperial Fayum
Subtitle: The Temple Tax Property Transfer Revisited
Author(s): WINKLER, Andreas
Journal: Bulletin of the American Society of Papyrologists
Volume: 52 Date: 2015
This article examines a number of receipts issued by the priesthood at Tebtunis, which chiefly concern the 'Temple Tax on Property Transfer', usually referred to as the διδραχμία (Σούχου). These texts are mainly dated to the Roman period and written primarily in Demotic. These texts furnish the foundation for a discussion of the fiscal situation of the temple in the first two centuries AD. Finally, it is suggested that the decline of the economic status of the temple brought about by the Roman annexation of the country may have been less dire than often claimed.