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Ostr. Oxford Bodl. Eg. Inscr. 953

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Inventory Number Ostr. Oxford Bodl. Eg. Inscr. 953
Publication Number O.Bodl. I 361
Current Location Oxford, Ashmolean Museum (transferred to the museum in 1947 for permanent deposit)
Publication Permission Status (unknown)
Publication Status partly 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)
Certainty: high
Finder (= First Purchaser) (unknown)
Certainty: high
District of Find / Purchase in Egypt Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]


Object Type ostracon
Dating between -200 and -1
Criteria for Dating palaeography
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) ink faded
Script, Primary Middle Demotic
Script, additional A Greek
Language, Primary Ptolemaic Demotic
Language, additional A Greek, Ancient
Specialities in Writing Direction l. 1-3 demotic l. 4-5 greek
Comments on Handwriting documentary, ptolemaic cursive, 3rd cent BCE
Comments on Text Layout Wide line pitch. The text was placed centered on the potsherd, with small lateral and broad upper and lower margins.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 5 0
Quantity of Columns 1 0
Line Lenght (in mm) 85 0
Column Height (in mm) 46 0
Height of Line / Letter
Line Distance 85 x 46 0


Text Content

Modern Title Notification of taxable land on basis of the land survey
Ancient Archives administrative archive of unclear context
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt
Summary of Content Notification by Psempmous to Psenchnoumis, son of [///], of taxable land on basis of the land survey, and the amount to be paid in wheat and barley. l. 4-5 Greek subscription of Hermophilos: notification of the size of the taxable land and the tax amount to be paid
Relationship of Texts (bilingual) Greek subscription mentioning the different grain types with their amounts in artabas.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text 1-3 demotic new corr. l. 4-5 greek
Multilingualism Bilingual Script = Language
Gender Man



Transcription Translation Pictures
1 r.ı͗n=w (n) ı͗w-(n-)-ḫy (n) Pꜣ-šr-H̱nm sꜣ
2pꜣ šmw (n) ḥsb.t 9 sw stꜣ ¼ ///
3n-dr.t Pꜣ-šr-pꜣ-mw.t ḥsb.t 9 ı͗bd 2 šmw sw 29
4Ἑρμόφιλος ἀ̣ν̣(αφέρειν) 1ed. ερ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣φ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣υ (ἀρούρης) δ΄ ις΄΄ (πυρῶν ἀρτάβην) α ιβ´´
5καὶ κριθῶν α ∠ γ΄ 2ed. καὶ κρό̣τ̣ω̣νω̣ς α ∠ γ´

1 ed. ερ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣φ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣υ
2 ed. καὶ κρό̣τ̣ω̣νω̣ς α ∠ γ´

1To be brought as receipt of measurement of Psenchnoumis, son of ..?..
2the harvest tax of the 9th regnal year wheat: ¼ aruras ⸢///⸣.
3Issued by Psenpmous. 9th regnal year, 29th of Payni.
4Hermophilos. To be noted: 1/4 + 1/16 aroura: of wheat 1 (artaba) and 1/12
5and of barley 1 + 1/2 + 1/3.
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People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
8285 man Hermophilos praktor Hrmwphıls Ἑρμόφιλος Greek, Ancient



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Ptolemaios III Euergetes 09 Payni 29 -238 August 12 BCE ;



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DatasetID 307637
last Change 17.08.2022
Trismegistos 50291
Papyri.info ddbdp/o.bodl;1;361
Author Jan Moje, Sandra Lippert (Demotic); Ruth Duttenhöfer (Greek); Emil Joubert (bibliography)
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 307637 (= Ostr. Oxford Bodl. Eg. Inscr. 953), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Jan Moje, Sandra Lippert (Demotic); Ruth Duttenhöfer (Greek); Emil Joubert (bibliography).