P.Oxy. LV 3784

Application for Anacrisis

ed. J. R. Rea

EES: Papyrology Room, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

"We wish: I, Aurelia Senosiris, to sell my own female slave Isidora also called Lamprotyche, being this year 12 years old, home-bred, her mother being my slave Alexandra, white-skinned, with long straight hair, and I, Aurelia Charmiti, to buy the same and aforesaid slave..."

"Anacrisis was an official interrogation of a slave at the prospect of his first sale in Egypt, designed only to establish a presumption of his legal status as a slave."

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