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Ostr. Wimborne Minster, Private collection Bankes 26

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Collection Wimborne Minster, Kingston Lacy estate, private collection John Bankes
Inventory Number Ostr. Wimborne Minster, Private collection Bankes 26
Publication Number O.Bankes 25
Current Location Wimborne Minster, Kingston Lacy
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)
Finder (= First Purchaser) Bankes, William John
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 old stock
Date of Acquisition for the Intitution between 1815 and 1818
Transferor (Seller, Previous Owner) (not relevant)


Object Type ostracon
Dating between 156 and 157
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation broken at bottom, joined of two fragments

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object convex (outside)
Inks and Pigments carbon ink monochrome black
Range of Preservation (Text) incomplete
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, hand unknown; same hand as in O.Bankes 47?
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 4
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for contributions (merismoi)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Receipt of an Peto(?), son of Me(?), tax collector (praktor) of Elephantine for merismoi of year 20 of Antoninus, i.e. for the towing of ships, other expenses and guarding, paid by Pa---, son of Harpaes and Sensansnos.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text corr. 1-4, date: year 20, merismoi of year 20
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man Woman
Comment on Gender mother in filiation
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Πετο? Μη? πράκτωρ ἀργυρικῶν 1ed. <πράκ(τωρ)> ἀργ(υρικῶν) {ἀργ(υρικῶν)} Ἐλεφαντίνης· διέγραψεν Πα̣ ̣ ̣ ̣
2Ἁρπαήσεως μητρὸς Σενσ̣α̣ν̣σνῶτος? 2ed. Σενσ̣α̣ω̣( ) μερισμῶν κ (ἔτους) παρό̣λ̣κ̣ων 3ed. ερ(ισμ ) ιβ (ἔτους) παρ ̣( )
3 -?- ἀ̣λ̣λων δ̣α̣π̣ανῶν κοστωδίας 4ed. ] ̣ ̣ ̣ ε̣ικοστ( ) (ἡμιωβέλιον) (δίχαλκον) 5ed. (γίνονται) ̣ ̣χ̣( ) ̣ ̣ ερσ̣ι̣τ( ) ̣ ̣ -?-
4 -?- Ἀντωνί̣ν̣ο̣υ̣ Καίσαρος 6ed. ] ̣ν̣ο̣υ̣κ̣υ̣ρ̣ι̣[ -?-
4+y-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

1 ed. <πράκ(τωρ)> ἀργ(υρικῶν) {ἀργ(υρικῶν)}
2 ed. Σενσ̣α̣ω̣( )
3 ed. ερ(ισμ ) ιβ (ἔτους) παρ ̣( )
4 ed. ] ̣ ̣ ̣ ε̣ικοστ( )
5 ed. (γίνονται) ̣ ̣χ̣( )
6 ed. ] ̣ν̣ο̣υ̣κ̣υ̣ρ̣ι̣[
1Peto(?), son of Me(?), collector of money taxes at Elephantine. Thus has paid Pa---,
2son of Harpaesis and the mother Sensansnos?, for contributions of year 20, for towing of ships?,
3--- , for other expenses, for guarding 1/2 ob. 2 chalkoi, ---
4--- Antoninus Caesar ---
Reserved Copyright
Places (read out from edition)
  • Ἐλεφαντίνης (places.xml#3)

    People mentioned in Text

    ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
    27855 man Pa---, son of Harpaesis and Sensansnos? Πα̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ Ἁρπαήσεως μητρὸς Σενσ̣α̣ν̣σνῶτος? pre-Coptic Egyptian / Greek



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Antoninus Pius 20 156 CE 157 CE date corrected: year 20!;



    Reserved Copyright




    DatasetID 308507
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Trismegistos 699498
    Papyri.info ddbdp/o.bankes;;25
    Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
    Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
    (CC BY-NC-SA)
    Data set citation Data set 308507 (= Ostr. Wimborne Minster, Private collection Bankes 26), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.