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Ostr. Wimborne Minster, Private collection Bankes 182

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Collection Wimborne Minster, Kingston Lacy estate, private collection John Bankes
Inventory Number Ostr. Wimborne Minster, Private collection Bankes 182
Publication Number O.Bankes 5
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 107 and 120
Criteria for Dating date according to tax collector's time of office
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation broken at left and right side.

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, receipt hand unknown; subscript Antonius Malchaios
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 8
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title receipt for harbour dues (enhormion)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content receipt of Antonios Malchaios, head of the harbour guard of Syene for harbour fees (enhormion) covering the months Pachon up to Mesore.
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text ok
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Ἀντώνιος Μαλχαῖος ἀσχολούμε̣νος
2τὴν ὁρμοφυλακίαν Σοήνης -?-
3 -?- ̣τος χαίρειν· ἀπέχω
4παρὰ σοῦ τὸ ἐνόρμιον̣ ἀγωγίων ὧν
5ἐποιήσου τὰ ἀπὸ Παχὼν ἕως Μεσορ
6τοῦ -?- (ἔτους) ̣ ̣ ̣ιανοῦ Καίσαρος το̣ῦ κυρί̣ο̣υ
7-?- ντώνιος Μαλ-
8χαῖος ἀπέχω.
1Antonius Malchaios in charge of
2the harbour guard of Syene to
3NN --- greetings. I have received
4from you the harbour fees for cargoes which
5you have made from Pachon to Mesore
6of year ? of Trajan/Hadrian? Caesar the lord,
7(month, day). (hand 2) Antonios Mal-
8chaios, I have received.
Reserved Copyright
Places (read out from edition)
  • Σοήνη (places.xml#8)
  • ς (places.xml#8)

    People mentioned in Text

    ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
    8060 not applicable (No persons mentioned in the [preserved] text) (No persons mentỈoned Ỉn the [preserved] text) (none)



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    107 CE 120 CE date according to the collectors time of office;



    Reserved Copyright




    DatasetID 308589
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Trismegistos 699478
    Papyri.info ddbdpp/o.bankes;;5
    Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
    Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
    (CC BY-NC-SA)
    Data set citation Data set 308589 (= Ostr. Wimborne Minster, Private collection Bankes 182), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.