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Ostr. Wimborne Minster, Private collection Bankes 64

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Collection Wimborne Minster, Kingston Lacy estate, private collection John Bankes
Inventory Number Ostr. Wimborne Minster, Private collection Bankes 64
Publication Number O.Bankes 1
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 123 and
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation complete
State of Preservation surface covered by white residue.

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object convex (outside)
Inks and Pigments carbon ink monochrome black
Range of Preservation (Text) complete
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, roman cursive, hand unknown.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 6
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Loan contract
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | contract
Summary of Content Loan contract between Sokration, son of Mouis, undertaker of Syene, and Marcus Annius Balbinos and his sister Annia Olympias, over an amount of 109 drachmae, under mortgage of a part of a house and a grave
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text ok
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man Woman
Comment on Gender man and his sister as contractants
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1ζ (ἔτους) θεοῦ Ἁδριανο, Παῦνι α· διὰ τοῦ ἐν Σοήνῃ <?
2ἐδάνισεν 1 l. ἐδάνεισεν Σωκρατίων Μούιτος ἀπ(ὸ) Σοήνης νεκροτάφος
3Μάρκῳ Ἀννίῳ Βαλβίνῳ καὶ τῇ τούτου
4ἀδελφῇ Ἀννίᾳ Ὀλυμπιάδι ἐπὶ ὑποθήκῃ μέρους οἰκίας
5ἐν τῇ κάτω μερίδι Σοήνης καὶ μέρο̣υ̣ς̣ τάφου
6ἐκτὸς φο? Σοή(νης) πόρον (δραχμὰς) ρθ.

1 l. ἐδάνεισεν
1Year 7 of the deified Hadrian, Payni 1, through the <---> in Syene.
2Sokration, son of Mouis, from Syene, undertaker, has lent
3to Marcus Annius Balbinus and to his
4sister Annia Olympias under mortgage of part of a house
5in the lower part of Syene and part of a grave
6outside the fo--- of Syene, a sum of 109 drachmas. (Worp)
Reserved Copyright
Places (read out from edition)
  • Σοήνῃ (places.xml#8)
  • Σοήνης (places.xml#8)
  • Σοήνης (places.xml#8)
  • Σοή(νης) (places.xml#8)

    People mentioned in Text

    ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
    26980 woman Annia Olympias, sister of Marcus Annius Balbinus Ἀννίᾳ Ὀλυμπιάδι Latin



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Hadrian 07 Payni 01 123 May 26 CE date in text;



    Reserved Copyright




    DatasetID 308527
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Trismegistos 699544
    Papyri.info ddbdp/o.bankes;;1
    Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
    Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
    (CC BY-NC-SA)
    Data set citation Data set 308527 (= Ostr. Wimborne Minster, Private collection Bankes 64), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.