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Ostr. Sydney, Nicholson Museum 36,24

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Inventory Number Ostr. Sydney, Nicholson Museum 36,24
Publication Number O.Deiss. 28
Current Location Sydney, Nicholson 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]
Finder (= First Purchaser) Deißmann, Adolf
Location of Find / Purchase in Egypt Bige
District of Find / Purchase in Egypt Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]
Type of Acquisition for the Intitution donation
Date of Acquisition for the Intitution between 1936 and
Transferor (Seller, Previous Owner) Gillespie, Robert Winton
Certainty: high


Object Type ostracon
Dating between 109 and 109
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation complete
State of Preservation ink faded towards left and right margin

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, text written by Marius Maximus (collector) who gives his name in the subscript.
Comments on Text Layout lower part of sherd left empty
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 7
Quantity of Columns 1
Line Lenght (in mm) 75
Column Height (in mm) 40
Line Distance 75x40


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for poll tax ( laographia)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Receipt for laographia paid in several installments, signed by (collector) Marius Maximus.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text corr. l. 1-2 and 4.
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man Woman
Comment on Gender mother in filiation
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Διέγραψ(εν) Ζμεν̣πῶς1ed. ̣ ̣] ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ως Βιήνχεως μητ(ρὸς) 2ed. τοῦ
2Σε̣ν̣πατεῦρις3ed. [καὶ Ψ]ενπατεῦρις τ̣ῶν ἀπ᾿ Ἐ̣λ̣εφαντ(ίνης)
3λαογραφίας ιβ (ἔτους) Τραιανοῦ τοῦ κυρίου
4ἀργ(υρίου) δ̣ραχμὰς ὀκτώ, (γίν.)(δρ.) η. Μάριο(ς) Μάξιμ(ος) 4ed. Ὧ[ρος πράκ(τωρ)
5ἔγραψα. (ἔτους) ιβ Τραιανοῦ Καίσαρος τ̣οῦ κυρίου
6vac. Παχων ̣
7ὁμοίως ἔ̣σ̣χον ἄλλας δραχμὰς τέσσαρες, (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) δ ᾿Επίπ α̣̅.
8ὁμοίως ἔσχον τὰς λοιπὰς δραχμὰς ε Μ̣εσορὴ ̣

1 ed. ̣ ̣] ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ως
2 ed. τοῦ
3 ed. [καὶ Ψ]ενπατεῦρις
4 ed. Ὧ[ρος πράκ(τωρ)
1Thus has paid Zmenpos, son of Bienchis and his mother
2Senpateuris, of those from Elephantine,
3for poll tax of year 12 of Trajan the lord
4eight silver drachas, = 8 dr. Marius Maximus,
5I have written. Year 12 of Trajanus Caesar the lord,
6Pa[chon ?].
7ditto, I have received another four drachmas, = 4 dr., Epeiph 1.
8ditto, I have received the remaining 5 drachmas, Mesore [?].
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Places (read out from edition)
  • Ἐ̣λ̣ (places.xml#3)

    People mentioned in Text

    ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
    13155 man Marius Maximus Μαριος Μαξιμος Greek, Ancient



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Trajan 12 Mesore [//] 109 July 25 CE August 23 date in text, third and last installment Mesore;



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    DatasetID 308633
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Trismegistos 73841
    Papyri.info ddbdp/o.deiss;;28
    Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
    Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
    (CC BY-NC-SA)
    Data set citation Data set 308633 (= Ostr. Sydney, Nicholson Museum 36,24), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.