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Manuscript Monday: LJS 309 – Nakhtnebef collateral letter

Dot Porter, Curator, Digital Research Services at the University of Pennsylvania Library, offers a video orientation to Penn Library’s LJS 309, a collateral letter written by Nakhtnebef, son of Pamerour. This manuscript was written around 200 B.C., in Demotic, with a subscription in Greek, and it is a guarantee by Nakhtnebef, son of Pamerour of Memphis, to Hor, son of Padiousir the brewer, that he will pay back the value of one-fifth of the brewery in Meidum (40 deben or 200 staters) within two days if called upon, pledging his house and possessions as collateral.

See the full online facsimile of this work in Penn in Hand.