Letter of general Metrophanes of Antiochos II to oikonomos Nikomachos of king; 253 BC: 6. Mil-Ber. 35-7, ll. 1-16; Welles 19; SEG 16, 710; *IDidyma 492A (PH); SEG 19, 676. (See also Didyma 20, 128).  
[ ] IDid 492A
0 {²Much missing above.}²
[․․․․․․․․․․․c.26․․․․․․․․․․․ στή]λ̣η[․ ἀντίγραφον τοῦ]
[προστάγματος τοῦ γραφέ]ντος ὑφ’ αὐτο̣[ῦ ․․․8․․․․]
[․․․․․․․․․․c.24․․․․․․․․․․] τοῖς δὲ ἄλλοις̣ [․․5․․]
[․․․․․․․c.18․․․․․․․ θεῖν]α̣ι τὰς στήλας ἐντ[․․․․10․․․․]
5 [․․․․c.13․․․․․ κ]α̣ὶ ἐπακολουθήσας τῇ παρὰ το[ῦ βα]-
[σιλέω]ς ἐπιστολῆι ἀπέγδοσιν ποίησαι καὶ σύντα̣[ξον]
[ἀν]αγράψαι τήν τε πρᾶσιν καὶ τὸν περιορισμὸν εἰς [στ]-
ήλας λιθίνας δύο καὶ τούτων θεῖναι τὴμ μὲν μ[ίαν]
ἐν Ἐφέσωι ἐν τῶι ἱερῶι τῆς Ἀρτέμιδος, τὴ[ν] δὲ ἑτέρ[αν]
10 ἐν Διδύμοις ἐν τῶι ἱερῶι τοῦ Ἀπόλλωνος· τὸ δὲ ἀνά̣[λω]-
μα τὸ ἐσόμενον εἰς ταῦτα δοῦναι ἐκ τοῦ βασιλικο̣[ῦ.]
ἵνα δὲ στηλωθῆι τὴν ταχίστην, ἐπιμελές σοι γεν[έ]-
σθω, καὶ ὡς ἂν συντελεσθῆι, γράψον καὶ ἡμῖν. ἐπεστά[λ]-
καμεν δὲ καὶ Τιμοξένωι τῶι βυβλιοφύλακι καταχω[ρί]-
15 σαι τὴν ὠνὴν καὶ τὸν περιορισμὸν εἰς τὰς βασιλικὰς γρα̣-
φὰς τὰς ἐν Σάρδεσιν, καθάπερ ὁ βασιλεὺς γέγραφε̣ν̣.
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