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Ostr. Wimborne Minster, Private collection Bankes 58

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Collection Wimborne Minster, Kingston Lacy estate, private collection John Bankes
Inventory Number Ostr. Wimborne Minster, Private collection Bankes 58
Publication Number O.Bankes 12
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 169 and
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
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, hand of Ammonios I
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 11
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for poll tax (laographia)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Receipt of Stephanos and Herodes, supervisors of the Sacred Gate of Syene, through the assistant Ammonios, for poll tax, paid by Patsibtis, son of Petorzmethis and Senpelaia in year 9 of Marc Aurel.
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text ok. (incl. ZPE)
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man Woman
Comment on Gender mother in filiation
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Στέφαν̣ο̣ς κα̣ὶ̣ Ἡρώδης̣
2ἐπιτ(ηρηταὶ) ἱερ(ᾶς) πύλ̣ης Σοήνης διὰ Ἀμμωνίου
3βοηθ(οῦ). διέγ̣ρ̣αψεν Πατσίβτις Π̣ε̣τ̣ορζ̣μήθου
4μητρὸς Σενπελαίε̣ι̣ς ὑπὲρ λαογραφίας
5θ (ἔτους) δραχ(μὰς) δέκα ἑπτὰ ὀβολόν,
6(γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) ιζ (ὀβολός). (ἔτους) θ
7Αὐτοκράτορος Καίσαρος
8Μάρκου Αὐρηλίου vac. ?
9Ἀντωνείνου Σεβαστοῦ
10Ἀρμενιακοῦ Μηδικοῦ,
11Παρθικοῦ μεγ(ίστου), Μεσορὴ α̣ 1or λ̣.

1 or λ̣
1Stephanos and Herodes,
2supervisors of the Sacred Gate of Syene, through Ammonios
3assistant. Thus has paid Patsibtis, son of Petorzmethis
4and the mother Senpelaia, for poll tax
5of year 9, seventeen drachmas 1 obol,
6= 17 dr. 1 ob. Year 9
7of Imperator Caesar
8Marcus Aurelius
9Antoninus Augustus
10Armeniacus Medicus
11Parthicus Maximus, Mesore 1 (30?).
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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
    12570 man Ammonios I scribe Αμμωνιος Greek, Ancient



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Marcus Aurelius 09 Mesore 01 169 July 25 CE date in text, day incertain (corr. in ZPE 202, 233.);



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    DatasetID 308523
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Trismegistos 699485
    Papyri.info ddbdp/o.bankes;;12
    Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
    Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
    (CC BY-NC-SA)
    Data set citation Data set 308523 (= Ostr. Wimborne Minster, Private collection Bankes 58), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.