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Title: A Ptolemaic Lease (P.Tebt. 1.137 descr.)
Author(s): CHEUNG, Caroline
Journal: Bulletin of the American Society of Papyrologists
Volume: 58 Date: 2021
Edition of a Greek papyrus (217 BCE) written in Theogonis and found in Tebtunis, now in the collection of the Center for the Tebtunis Papyri at the University of California, Berkeley. The papyrus preserves a lease of land, likely used for both viticulture and grain cultivation, from a Coan soldier to an Arsinoite woman in the form of a double-document. Notable features include an individual, Sosos the Coan, plausibly identified with a cleruch from another text (Chr.Mitt. 28); an Egyptian name hitherto unattested, Obestaetis (presumably a Bastet name); the seventh chiliarchy, which only appears in one other papyrus; payment in the form of grapes or grape products and grain, with penalties in cash.