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Ostr. London, Petrie Museum UC 32053

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Collection London, Petrie Museum, University College
Inventory Number Ostr. London, Petrie Museum UC 32053
Current Location magazine
Publication Permission Status (unknown)
Publication Status published

Origin / Provenance

Ancient Provenance Site Elephantine (Ꜣbw; Yb; YbꜢ; YbꜤ; Ἐλεφαντίνη, יב , ⲉⲓⲏⲃ) [Trismegistos]
Certainty: high
Ancient Provenance District Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]
Type of Discovery find (unspecified)
Location of Find / Purchase in Egypt Elephantine
District of Find / Purchase in Egypt Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]
Type of Acquisition for the Intitution (unknown)
Transferor (Seller, Previous Owner) Edwards, Amelia
Certainty: medium


Object Type ostracon
Color pottery, light brown
Size (Height | Width | Thickness) 60 mm | 65 mm | 10 mm
Range of Preservation complete
State of Preservation Complete.
Mounting (non [ostracon])

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object convex (outside)
Inks and Pigments carbon ink monochrome black
Range of Preservation (Text) complete
State of Preservation (Text) Complete.
Script, Primary Middle Demotic
Language, Primary Ptolemaic Demotic
Comments on Text Layout Rather wide line pitch. The text was placed centered on the potsherd, with differing but slight distance between the rim and the text lines at the sides. At the bottom, there is s small margin uninscribed.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 3 0
Quantity of Columns 1 0
Line Lenght (in mm) 67
Column Height (in mm) 43
Height of Line / Letter
Line Distance 67 x 43 0


Text Content

Modern Title receipt for yoke tax
Ancient Archives private archive | inidividual tax payer
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Teos, son of Harmachis, is confirmed by Peteesis, son of Psenchonis, of having paid the yoke tax of the 15th regnal year in an amount of money of 2 kite
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man



Transcription Translation Pictures
1ı͗n Ḏd-ḥr sꜣ Ḥr-m-ḥb ḥḏ qd 2 n ḥḏ
2nḥbꜣ n ḥsb.t 15 n-ḏr.t Pꜣ-ḏı͗-ꜣs.t
3sꜣ Pꜣ-šr-Ḫnsw ḥsb.t 15 ı͗bd 2 šmw sw 19
1Thus has brought Teos, son of Harmachis, 2 (silver) kite for the yoke
2tax (of) the 15th regnal year. Issued by Peteesis,
3son of Psenchonis. 15th regnal year, 19th of Payni.
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Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
9940 man Teos, son of Harmais Ḏd-ḥr sꜢ Ḥr-m-ḥb pre-Coptic Egyptian



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Ptolemaios II Philadelphos 15 Payni 19 -270 August 10 BCE Internal dating, without name of the ruler.;



Reserved Copyright




DatasetID 307174
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 3001
Author Jan Moje; Emil Joubert (bibliography)
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 307174 (= Ostr. London, Petrie Museum UC 32053), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Jan Moje; Emil Joubert (bibliography).