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Ostr. London, Petrie Museum UC 32655

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Collection London, Petrie Museum, University College
Inventory Number Ostr. London, Petrie Museum UC 32655
Publication Number O.Petr. Mus. 259 O.Petrie 191
Current Location London, Petrie Museum
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]
District of Find / Purchase in Egypt Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]
Type of Acquisition for the Intitution donation
Transferor (Seller, Previous Owner) Brocklehurst, Marianne
Certainty: high
Buyer (Currently Housing Institution) Mallon, Alexis SJ


Object Type ostracon
Dating between 119 and
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation complete
State of Preservation Surface abraded and damaged.

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) suface damaged and abraded
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, hand of scribe Sarapion of the praktor Sanmous
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 5
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for contribution for river police boats (merismos potamophylakidon)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | receipt
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Receipt of praktor Sanmous for contribution for river police boats of year 3 and 2 of Hadrian, paid by Pachnoubis, son of Phanopis (= Pachnoubis, son of Phanophis, O.Wilck. 94, SB 9545, 25); written by the scribe Sarapion. Museum: "Pottery ostracon, with 5 lines of Greek, receipt of river guard tax."
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text corr. l. 4: arg() dr. [duo, kai hyper 2 (etous)] l. 5: end: Phar[m(outhi) ? ]. tax payer is the same as in SB 9545, 25.
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Σα̣νμοῦς πράκτωρ δι̣έ̣γραψε Πα-
2χνοῦβις Φαν̣ώ̣φ̣ε̣ω̣ς̣ ὑπὲρ μερισμοῦ
3πο̣ταμο̣φυλακίδων γ (ἔτους) Ἁ̣δ̣ρ̣ι̣α̣νοῦ το̣ῦ
4κ̣υρίου ἀρ̣γ̣(υρίου) (δραχμὰς) δύο, καὶ ὑπ(ὲρ) β (ἔτους) 1ed. [δραχμὴν μίαν] τριώβολον
5Σαραπίων γραμματεὺς ἔ̣γραψα Φα̣ρ̣μ̣(οῦθι) ? 2ed. ἔ̣γρα̣(ψα) Traces

1 ed. [δραχμὴν μίαν]
2 ed. ἔ̣γρα̣(ψα) Traces
1Sanmous, tax collector. Thus has paid Pa-
2chnoubis, son of Phanophis, for the contribution
3for river police boats of year 3 of Hadrian the
4the lord, two silver drachmas, and for year 2 three obols.
5Sarapion, scribe, I have written. Pharmouthi ?.
Reserved Copyright
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
22685 man Pachnoubis, son of Phanophis Παχνοῦβις Φανώφεως pre-Coptic Egyptian / Greek



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Hadrian 03 Pharmuthi 119 March 27 CE 119 April 25 CE date in text, month incertain.;



Reserved Copyright




DatasetID 307710
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 75449
Papyri.info ddbdp/o.petr.mus;;259
Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 307710 (= Ostr. London, Petrie Museum UC 32655), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.