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Ostr. London, British Library 12070

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Inventory Number Ostr. London, British Library 12070
Publication Number O.Wilck. 241
Current Location London, British Library
Publication Permission Status (unknown)
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) Chester, Greville John
District of Find / Purchase in Egypt Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]
Type of Acquisition for the Intitution purchase
Transferor (Seller, Previous Owner) Chester, Greville John
Certainty: high
Buyer (Currently Housing Institution) Krall, Jakob
Certainty: high


Object Type ostracon
Dating between 160 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, hand of Ammonios praktor 2 in the signature at the end and hand of the assistant Pachompetenephotes for the rest of the receipt except the first word, which was written also by Ammonios.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 5
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 Ammonios and Sokration, the (two) praktores argyrikon of Elephantine through the assistant Pachompetenephotes for Menophilos the elder, son of Orbais and Tisatis and for Harpaesis, their son, for merismos of the 23. year of Antoninus Pius. signature of the praktor Ammonios.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text ok. extraordinary change of hands in l. 1 and l. 5. Ammonios writes his name in l. 1 und the signature at the end. The assistant Pachompetenephotes takes over after the first word and writes the whole receipt.
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man Woman Child
Comment on Gender mother in filiation, son second taxpayer
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Ἀμμώνιος καὶ Σωκρατίων οἱ β πράκτορες ἀργυρικῶν Ἐλεφαντίνης
2διὰ Παχομπετενεφώτου βουηθοῦ 1 l. βοηθοῦ. διέγραψεν
3Παναπῶθις Ἀμμωνίου μητρὸς Θιννῆσις ὑπὲρ μερισ-
4μῶν κα (ἔτους) (δραχμὴν) α (ὀβολὸν) (ἡμιωβέλιον). (ἔτους) κγ Ἀντωνίνου Καίσαρος τοῦ κυρίου
5Παῦνι ι̅γ̅. Ἀμμώνιος σεσημείωμαι.

1 l. βοηθοῦ
1Ammonios and Sokration, the 2 collectors of money taxes at Elephantine,
2through the assistant Pachompetenephotes. Thus has paid
3Panapothis, son of Ammonios and the mother Thinnesis, for the contributions
4of year 21, 1 dr. 1 1/2 ob. Year 23 of Antoninus Caesar the lord,
5Payni 13. I, Ammonios, have signed.
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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
    13790 man Ammonios praktor 2 Ἀμμώνιος Greek, Ancient



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Antoninus Pius 23 Payni 13 160 June 7 CE date in text;



    BL 12070_S1_001
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    BL 12070_S2_001
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    DatasetID 308981
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Trismegistos 76808
    Papyri.info ddbdp/o.wilck;;241
    Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
    Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
    (CC BY-NC-SA)
    Data set citation Data set 308981 (= Ostr. London, British Library 12070), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.