P.QI.4.112

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Translation quoted from G. Ruffini, The Bishop, The Eparch and The King: Old Nubian Texts from Qasr Ibrim IV (P.QI 4) [= JJP Supplements], Warsaw 2014 with permission from the editors of the JJP.

Israel the eparch of Nobadia and domestikos of Faras. Enakissil Mer() the eparch.

With God. I pay homage to your glorious fathership and accordingly I inform your fathership: I will indeed destroy the tot of the humble man Jimpikol, for I am coming alone. The man destroys the sogkê. Let him not say it! And the great wife of the servant who is in a high place having taken one, I took it and received it. I will make Arki’s deed known (?). After the river’s floodwaters reach his wife, the servant will send greetings. We have neither the one going north from Arki nor the 70 king’s men. And either the ngeshsh of Eistigi or his 2 sons, even the wife and the girls of the servant...