ed. R. Pintaudi
EES: Papyrology Room, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
This application by Ischyrion son of Heradion includes two unparalleled features which complicate our picture of how seed-corn loans operated. Ischyrion names a guarantor in Alexandria (who countersigns to promise that the loan will be repaid); and he promises to comply with a set of orders issued by the Prefect of Egypt concerning proper use of the grain. The editor speculates that there may have been unusual circumstances that year perhaps a poor Nile inundation which necessitated tighter controls.