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Ostr. London, BM EA 12137

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Collection London, British Museum
Inventory Number Ostr. London, BM EA 12137
Publication Number ined.
Current Location magazine
Publication Permission Status permission for publication upon enquiry only
Publication Status unpublished

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]
Date of Acquisition for the Intitution between 1878 and 1878
Transferor (Seller, Previous Owner) Chester, Greville John
Buyer (Currently Housing Institution) Junker, Hermann


Object Type ostracon
Dating of Object Roman
Dating between 111 and
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation Broken at left and right

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 and right
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, hand of the scribe Leon.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines x+11
Quantity of Columns 1
Line Lenght (in mm) 65
Column Height (in mm) 65


Text Content

Modern Title receipt for trade tax (cheironaxion)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content receipt of the scribe Leon for cheironaxion of year 14 of Trajan
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text ok
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1διέγραψ(εν) Πετ̣όρζμ̣ηθις
2 -6-8- αήσεως μητ(ρὸς)
3 -6-8- ους χει̣ρω̣ναξίου -?-
4 -6-8- ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ δ̣ρ̣α̣χ̣μ̣ὰς
5ὀκτὼ ὀβολοὺς δύ̣ο̣, (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) η (διώβολον), δι(ὰ)
6Λέοντο(ς) γραμματέως.
7(ἔτους) ιε Τραιανοῦ Καίσαρος τοῦ
8 vac. κυρίου Φαωφι κ̅θ̣̅.
9Γέλλιος Καπίτων σεσημίωμαι δι
10Παχομπρήτιος Ἀμμωνᾶτος γραμματέως
11ἀργυρίου δραχμὰς ὀ̣κ̣τ̣ὸ̣ 1l. ὀκτώ ὀβολοὺς δύο, (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) η (διώβολον).

1 l. ὀκτώ
1Thus has paid Petorzmethis
2son of -aesis and the mother
3--- for trade tax ---
4--- drachmas
5eight obols two, = 8 dr. 2 ob., through
6the scribe Leon.
7Year 15 of Trajan Caesar the
8lord, Phaophi 29.
9(hand 2) Gellius Capito, I have signed through
10the scribe Pachompretis, son of Ammonas,
11silver drachmas eight obols two, = 8 dr. 2 ob.
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Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
16170 man Gellius Capito, collector Γελλιος Καπιτων Greek, Ancient



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Trajan 15 Phaophi 29 111 October 27 CE date in text;



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previousely unpublished


DatasetID 307751
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 388581
Author Andrea Hasznos, Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 307751 (= Ostr. London, BM EA 12137), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Andrea Hasznos, Ruth Duttenhöfer.