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Ostr. Aberdeen ABDUA 24272

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Inventory Number Ostr. Aberdeen ABDUA 24272
Publication Number P.Aberdeen 78
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)
Certainty: high
Finder (= First Purchaser) Wilson, Robert
Certainty: high
Location of Find / Purchase in Egypt Elephantine
District of Find / Purchase in Egypt Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]


Object Type ostracon
Dating of Object 3 July AD 158
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation complete
State of Preservation ink faded and abraded on left upper side
Comments on Object Ostrakon in red pottery, receipt from Amonious and Socrates, tax collectors at Elephantine, for payment of various taxes by Menophilus son of Orbacis and dated 'Year 21 of Antoninus Caesar, the Lord Epeiph 9' (that is 3 July AD 158)

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) ink faded on upper left corner
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, hand unknown
Comments on Text Layout lower part empty
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 6
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for contribution for river police boats, for guards, guard posts and for the ship of the praetorium (merismos potamophylakidon, custodias, stationos and ploiu praitoriou)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Receipt of Ammonios and Sokration, collectors of money taxes of Elephantine, for the contributions of river police boats, guards, guard posts and the ship of the praetorium, paid by Menophilos, son of Orbais and Tisatis in year 21 of Antoninus Pius.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text ok
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man Woman
Comment on Gender mother in filiation
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Ἀ̣μ̣μ̣ώ̣ν̣ι̣ο̣ς̣ καὶ Σωκρατίων οἱ β̅ πράκτορες ἀργυρικῶν Ἐλεφαντίνης.
2δ̣ι̣έ̣γ̣ρ̣αψε Μη̣ν̣ό̣φ̣ι̣λ̣ο̣ς̣ μείζων Ὀρβάϊτος μ̣η̣τ̣ρ̣ὸ̣ς Τισᾶτις
3ὑπὲρ μ̣ερισμῶ̣ν ποταμ̣οφυλακίδος κα (ἔτους) (τετρώβολον) (ἡμιωβέλιον) χαλκοῦν 1or: (δίχαλκον)?,
4κοστωδίας (ἡμιωβέλιον), στατ̣ί̣ωνος (ἡμιωβέλιον), πλοίου πραι-
5τωρίου (ὀβολόν). (ἔτους) κα̅ Ἀν̣τωνίνου
6Καίσαρος τοῦ κυρίου Ἐπὶφ θ̅.

1 or: (δίχαλκον)?
1Ammonios and Sokration, the 2 collectors of money taxes at Elephantine.
2Thus has paid Menophilos the elder, son of Orbais and the mother Tisatis
3for the contributions of the river police boats of year 21, 4 1/2 ob. 1 (oder 2) Chalkoi,
4for guards 1/2 ob. for guard posts 1/2 ob., for the ship of the prae-
5torium 1 ob. Year 21 of Antoninus
6Caesar the lord, Epeiph 9.
Reserved Copyright
Places (read out from edition)
  • Ἐλεφαντίνης (places.xml#3)

    People mentioned in Text

    ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
    13790 man Ammonios praktor 2 Ἀμμώνιος Greek, Ancient



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Antoninus Pius 21 Epeiph 09 158 July 3 CE date in text;



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    DatasetID 308631
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Trismegistos 24361
    Papyri.info ddbdp/p.aberd;;78
    Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
    Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
    (CC BY-NC-SA)
    Data set citation Data set 308631 (= Ostr. Aberdeen ABDUA 24272), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.