§176 Jesus Son of Papius

Jesus Son of Papius

(0176) Text: Σαμβαθίω(ν) ὁ καὶ Ἰησοῦς Παπ(είου) | χω(ματικοῦ) δ’ ἔτους Τραιανοῦ τοῦ κυρίου | ˫ ς’ (τετρώβολον), βαλ(ανευτικοῦ) (δουβόλους). ˪ δ’ Παῦνι κς’.

Translation: Sambathion, also known as Jesus son of Papius, in respect of the dyke-tax for the 4th year of our lord Trajan, 6 drachmae, 4 obols; in respect of the bath-tax, 2 obols. Year 4, Payni 26.

Commentary: δεκανὸς may also denote either a decurion or a policeman. It is not certain which is meant here. This collection includes Jesus son of Papius’ (also known as Sambathion) tax receipts (comprising §172, §173, §174, §175, §177, §178, §179).

Provenience: Apollinopolis Magna, Egypt (Edfu, Egypt) 20 June 101 CE

Bibliography: SB 5820; CPJ 2.311*