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Ostr. London, BM EA 12091

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Collection London, British Museum
Inventory Number Ostr. London, BM EA 12091
Publication Number ined.
Current Location London, British Museum
Publication Status unpublished

Origin / Provenance

Ancient Provenance Site Elephantine (Ꜣbw; Yb; YbꜢ; YbꜤ; Ἐλεφαντίνη, יב , ⲉⲓⲏⲃ) [Trismegistos]
Certainty: high
Ancient Provenance Details (unknown)
Ancient Provenance District Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]
Type of Discovery find (unspecified)
Certainty: high
Finder (= First Purchaser) Rev Greville John Chester
Certainty: high
Location of Find / Purchase in Egypt unknown
District of Find / Purchase in Egypt Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]
Type of Acquisition for the Intitution purchase
Transferor (Seller, Previous Owner) Chester, Greville John
Certainty: high
Buyer (Currently Housing Institution) Junker, Hermann
Certainty: high


Object Type ostracon
Dating of Object Graeco-Roman
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation broken at left

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object convex (outside)
Inks and Pigments carbon ink monochrome black
Range of Preservation (Text) incomplete
State of Preservation (Text) broken at left, surface damaged
Script, Primary Greek
Script, additional A Late Demotic
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Language, additional A Roman Demotic
Comments on Handwriting documentary, hand of Pachompaimouthes?, with signature of the same in Demotic?
Comments on Text Layout The text covers nearly the entire surface of the potsherd, with small margins.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 8 0
Quantity of Columns 1 0
Line Lenght (in mm) 0
Column Height (in mm) 0
Height of Line / Letter
Line Distance 0


Text Content

Modern Title receipt for contribution?
Ancient Archives private archive | inidividual tax payer
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content receipt of Dionysios and Ammonios and Pachomp(aimouthes), praktores of Syene, for merismos?, paid by Patchnaus, son of Patchnaus, grandson of Pasenis --- , probably in year 18 of Trajan.
Relationship of Texts (bilingual) Demotic subscription: scribe (=praktor)
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text Problem Pachompaimouthes: dem-greek? Namen?
Multilingualism Bilingual Script = Language
Gender Man



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Διονύσι̣ο̣ς καὶ Ἁμμώνιος καὶ Παχομπαιμούθης
2πράκτορες ἀργυρικῶν Σοήνης δ̣ι̣ὰ̣ Παχομπαιμούθου. διέγραψεν
3Παχναυτις Παχναύτεως Πασήνιος
4ca. 4 ̣τις ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ με̣ρ̣ισ̣μοῦ ιη̣ (ἔτους) ? ̣ ̣ ̣̣
5Τραιανοῦ Ἀρίστου τοῦ κυρίου
6vac. Μ̣ε̣χεὶρ λ.
7Pꜣ-H̱nm sꜣ I͗y-m-ḥtp ?
1Dionysios and Ammonios and Pachomp(aimouthes?)
2collectors of money taxes of Syene through Pachomp(aimouthes). Thus has paid
3Pachnaut(is)?, son of Pachnautis, grandson? of Pasenis
4---tis --- for the contribution of (year 18?) ---
5of Traianus Optimus the lord,
6Mechir (?) 30.
7Pachnoumis, son of I[mouthes] [///(?)] (or: Pachompaimouthes?)
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Places (read out from edition)
  • Σοήνης (places.xml#8)

    People mentioned in Text

    ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
    12435 man Ammonios praktor (Syene) Ammonios praktor Greek, Ancient



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Trajan 18 Mecheir 30 115 February 24 CE date in text, year incertain;



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    previousely unpublished


    DatasetID 307373
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Trismegistos 388576
    Author Ruth Duttenhöfer (Greek); Jan Moje (Demotic)
    Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
    (CC BY-NC-SA)
    Data set citation Data set 307373 (= Ostr. London, BM EA 12091), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer (Greek); Jan Moje (Demotic).