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Ostr. Wimborne Minster, Private collection Bankes 138

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Collection Wimborne Minster, Kingston Lacy estate, private collection John Bankes
Inventory Number Ostr. Wimborne Minster, Private collection Bankes 138
Publication Number O.Bankes 32
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 142 and
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation complete
State of Preservation surface 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) surface damaged and abraded
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, hand of Pachnoubis, son of Petorzmethis, boethos
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 7
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for contribution
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Receipt of the praktores Sarapammon and Soter, through the assistant Pachnoubis, son of Petorzmethis, for merismos of year 5, paid by Patsibtis, son of Petorzmethis and Senpelaia; signed by Soter
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text ok (incl. pap.nav.)
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man Woman
Comment on Gender mother in filiation
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Σεραπάμμων καὶ Σωτὴρ πράκτορες
2Ἐλεφαντίνης διὰ Παχνούβεως Πετορζμήθιος β̣ο̣η̣θοῦ·
3διέγραψεν Πατσίβτις Πετορζμήθου
4μητρὸς Σενπελαίας ὑπὲρ μερισμ̣οῦ τοῦ αὐτοῦ
5ε (ἔτους) ῥυπαρὸν (πεντώβολον). (ἔτους) ε̣ //
6Φαρμοῦθ̣ι̣ δ̣. Σωτὴρ
1Serapammon and Soter, tax collectors
2of Elephantine, through Pachnoubis, son of Petorzmethis, assistant.
3Thus has paid Patsibtis, son of Petorzmethis
4and the mother Senpelaia, for the contribution of the same
5year 5, 5 obols brutto. Year 5 (?)
6Pharmouthi 4. (h. 2) Soter,
7I have signed.
Reserved Copyright
Places (read out from edition)
  • Ἐλεφαντίνης (places.xml#3)

    People mentioned in Text

    ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
    13710 man Pachnoumis, son of Petosorsmetis (boethos) Παχνουβις; Pa-Hnm sꜣ Pꜣ-ḏı-Wsır-ns-mtr pre-Coptic Egyptian



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Antoninus Pius 05 Pharmuthi 04 142 April 30 CE date in text;



    Reserved Copyright




    DatasetID 308562
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Trismegistos 699505
    Papyri.info ddbdp/o.bankes;;32
    Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
    Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
    (CC BY-NC-SA)
    Data set citation Data set 308562 (= Ostr. Wimborne Minster, Private collection Bankes 138), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.