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Gemellus Horion

TM Arch id: 90

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private: family archive (3 generations)
Found in: 00a - Karanis (Kom Aushim)
AD01 AD02 AD03
Also called archive of Gaius Iulius Niger; Gaius Iulius Apollinarius; Apolinarius; Apolonarius; Gaius Gemellus Horigenes; Horigenes; Gemellus alias Horion

Protagonist: Gaius Iulius Niger is a veteran of the ala veterana Gallica, living in Karanis. His archive is first taken over by his son Gaius Apollinarius Niger and afterwards by his grandson Gemellus alias Horion. Both Iulius Niger, Apollinarius Niger and Horion are Antinoitai and Niger was certainly a Roman. The family owns fields in the neighbourhood of Karanis and at least four houses, seven courtyards and shares in five other houses. (Go to TM People)

Description: 11 petitions, 8 tax receipts, 3 declarations to officials (of which one census return), 2 documents of a house-archive, 1 birth certificate, 1 official letter, 1 epikris-document, [1 "reused document"]

Publication: P. Mich. 6, 9; SB 4, 5, 12, 14, 22, 24

Studies: P. Mich. 6, 1944, p. 117-119; Biezunska Malowist, Eos 49 (1957), p. 155-164; Alston, Soldier and society in Roman Egypt, 1995, p. 129-132

Lists: Montevecchi, La papirologia, 1988, p. 255 no. 49; Seidl, Rechtsgeschichte Ägyptens als römischer Provinz, 1973, p. 62 no. 1.10

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Stable URI (with TM Arch ID): www.trismegistos.org/archive/90
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40 texts (of which 28 certain, 9 uncertain, 3 related)

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TM number Publication Status Material Language Date
TM 12260 P. Mich. 6 421 uncertain papyrus Greek AD 41 - 68 (Claudius? Nero?, Pharmouthi; cf. BL 7, p. 111 (AD 41-68) and BL 8, p. 214 (AD 41-54))
TM 12047 P. Mich. 9 554 certain papyrus Greek AD 93 before (Domitianus, Pharmouthi 19 (Apr 14))
TM 28803 P. Mich. 6 374 related papyrus Greek AD 125 - 175
TM 26769 SB 12 11011 uncertain papyrus Greek AD 130 - 175 (cf. the mention of U15 Antinoopolis)
TM 12265 P. Mich. 6 427 uncertain papyrus Greek AD 138 Jul 10 after (Hadrianus, year 18, Epagomenai 04)