Egypt Exploration Fund [Hrsg.]
Archaeological report: comprising the work of the Egypt Exploration Fund and the progress of egyptology during the year ... — 1900-1901

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Progress op Egyptology.

successor Antoninus, which, may of course be only a literary exercise, but
has a certain air of genuineness about it (No. 19) ; an imperial edict of
the third century (perhaps of Severus Alexander) remitting the impost
known as arecpaviKov or aurum coronarium (No. 20); some fragmentary
Ptolemaic marriage laws (No. 22); some official documents relating to the
eVtVpto-ty and the registration of births (Nos. 27, 28); an application for
the monopoly of brick-making, with a useful discussion of the question of
government monopolies in general (No. 36); some taxation _lists_aud
receipts (Nos. 40-64), many of which bear upon questions raised in
Wilcken's Ostraha, mentioned in last year's Eeporfc ; some custom-house
receipts, with a fresh discussion of the subject (Nos 67-76); receipts of
the sitologi, or corn-commissioners, for payments in kind (Nos. 81-86) ;
an interesting register of military accounts of the second century, in Latin
(No. 105); and a considerable collection of private letters written to and
from various members of the family of one Gemellus between the years
95 and 110 (Nos. 110-124 and 246-276). A good many items of
economical and administrative information are scattered throughout the
volume. In addition, it contains valuable essays by Grenfell and Hunt on
the geography of the Fayum and on the conditions under which papyri
are found; descriptions by all three editors of the excavations in 1895-96
and 1898-99, which produced these discoveries; and an article by J. G.
Milne on the coins found at the same time. Only four pages of facsimiles
of papyri are given, but all of them are useful. The remaining plates are
mostly photographs of pottery and implements.

Two parts of the Berlin publication 15 have appeared during the past
year, including 50 papyri, and raising the total to 901. The first part
contains the last work of the late Dr. Krebs, while the second is shared
by his successor, Dr. Schubart, and Dr. Viereck, the rumour of whose
retirement from this work (mentioned in last year's Eeport) has fortunately
proved false. The new documents do not call for much note. They
include two cameLreturns (Nos. 852 and 869), both of which are wrongly
dated, since the names of the officials mentioned in them show that they
belong to the years 166-7, and 134-5, not 143-4 and 155-6; a_sale of a
slave-child in a.d. 161-4 for 300 drachmas, of which 200 are remitted for
the cost of rearing the child (No. 859), and another sale of a Phrygian
slave-girl at Side (in Pamphylia) to an Alexandrian citizen for 350 denarii
in a.d. 151 (No. 887); certificates for the statutory labour on the embank-
ments, some of them granted to the same individual as Brit. Mus. Papp.
316a and 3256 (Nos. 875-879) ; a petition from the veteran C. Julius
Apollinarius (already known from several papyri at Berlin and London)
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