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Title: Greek Tax Receipts from Abydos in the British Museum
Author(s): ALMÁSY-MARTIN, Adrienn , DUTTENHÖFER, Ruth
Journal: Bulletin of the American Society of Papyrologists
Volume: 56    Date: 2019   
Pages: 79-93
DOI: 10.2143/BASP.56.0.3286647

Abstract :
No Greek ostraca from Abydos, an otherwise well-known and well-studied site, have been published to date. The British Museum, however, has in its collection a few Greek ostraca that come from Abydos, and six of these, which were found in the Middle Cemetery by Ayrton and Loat in 1908/1909, belong to the same person, Petermouthis, son of Harsiesis. These receipts from the reigns of Domitian and Trajan show for the dike tax (chomatikon) the standard rate of 6 drachmas 4 obols and for the poll tax (laographia) the reduced rate of 8 drachmas.

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