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Ostr. New York, Brooklyn Museum 16.580.294

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Inventory Number Ostr. New York, Brooklyn Museum 16.580.294
Publication Number P.Brook. 66
Current Location New York, Brooklyn Museum
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 excavation or purchase
Certainty: high
Finder (= First Purchaser) “Bequest of Theodora Wilbour from the collection of her father, Charles Edwin Wilbour.”
Certainty: high
District of Find / Purchase in Egypt Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]
Type of Acquisition for the Intitution donation
Buyer (Currently Housing Institution) (not relevant)
Certainty: high


Object Type ostracon
Dating between 166 and
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation complete

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, very cursive, scribe of Asinnios, signature of Petronius Bassianus
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 10
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for rent
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Receipt of Longinus Serenus and Petronios Bassianos, collectors of money taxes at Elephantine, for rent for the department of the idios logos, paid by Patchnautis for an object formerly belonging to Sarapion alias Petorzmethis, son of Ammonios, in year 7 on Marc Aurel and Verus.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text corr. l. 4-5 name Ammonios, l. 7 Kaisaron ton kyrion; the piece is complete!
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Λογγῖνος Σερῆνος καὶ Πετρῶνις Βασσιανὸς
2πράκτορες ἀργυρικῶν Ἐλεφαντίνης. διέγραψεν Π̣ατχναυτις?
3ὑπὲρ μερισμοῦ ἐνοικίου ϛ (ἔτους) ἰδίου λό̣γ̣ου
4(πρότερον(?)) Σαραπίωνος?1 l. τοῦ καὶ Πετορζμήθιος Ἀμ-
5μ̣ωνίου 2ed. Ἀν̣-τ̣ωνίου (δραχμὰς) β χαλκίνην α.
6(ἔτους) ζ Ἀντωνίνου
7καὶ Οὐήρου Καισάρων τ̣ῶ̣ν̣ κ̣υ̣ρ̣ί̣ω̣ν̣, 3ed. τ̣ῶ̣ν̣ κ̣υ̣ρ̣ί̣ω̣ν̣ Σ̣ε̣β̣α̣σ̣τ̣ῶ̣ν̣
8Θὼθ κζ. Πετ̣ρω-
9ῖνος Βασσια-

1 l. τοῦ
2 ed. Ἀν̣-τ̣ωνίου
3 ed. τ̣ῶ̣ν̣ κ̣υ̣ρ̣ί̣ω̣ν̣ Σ̣ε̣β̣α̣σ̣τ̣ῶ̣ν̣
1Longinus Serenus and Petronius Bassianos
2tax collectors of money taxes at Elephantine. Thus has paid Pachnautis
3for the contribution of rent of year 6 for the department of the idios logos,
4on property formerly belonging to Sarap(ion?) alias Petorzmethis, son of
5Ammonios, 2 dr. 1 Chalkine.
6Year 7 of Antoninus
7and Verus Caesares the lords,
8Thoth 27. (2. hand) Petro-
9nius Bassia-
Brooklyn 16.580.294_S1
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Brooklyn 16.580.294_S2
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Places (read out from edition)
  • Ἐλεφαντίνης (places.xml#3)

    People mentioned in Text

    ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
    4462 man Longinus Serenus Σερῆνος Latin



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Marcus Aurelius + Verus 07 Thoth 28 166 September 25 CE date in text;



    Brooklyn 16.580.294_S1
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    Brooklyn 16.580.294_S2
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    DatasetID 308613
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Trismegistos 18088
    Papyri.info ddbdp/p.brook;;66
    Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
    Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
    (CC BY-NC-SA)
    Data set citation Data set 308613 (= Ostr. New York, Brooklyn Museum 16.580.294), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.