P.Oxy. LXIII 4388

Hire Contract for an Anchor, a Spar and an Oar

ed. J. R. Rea

EES: Papyrology Room, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

A contract between two skippers of boats. The payment is to be ninety pints (sextarii) of wine per month.

"I acknowledge that I have received from you under right of hire an anchor of iron weighing two hundredweights, thirteen pounds, more or less, and one spar of twenty-four cubits and one oar of sixteen cubits, and I shall pay in respect a hire fee ... each month from the first of Tybi ... ninety sextarii of wine"

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