Historic Textiles from Karanis
Texts about Textiles
Texts from Karanis
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Cloth Goods
Tax Document
Marriage Contracts
A Loan Contract

Tax Document

1. Receipt for Cloak
P. Mich. Inv. 5065, item 1
Karanis, 27-C29A-NI

This document, written in Greek, officially acknowledges receipt of one cloak, as tax in kind due from one of the villages associated with Karanis. This receipt was issued on June 15, 298 A.D.

Aurelia Sempronius and Agatheinos and the other supervisors of cloaks, to Aurelius Ptollarion, komarch of Karanis, greetings. We have received from you on behalf of the same [here unnamed] village one cloak, equals 1 cloak. I, Aurelius Sempronius, wrote the entire receipt. 14th and 13th and 6th year, Pauni 21.