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Ostr. London, British Library 12088

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Inventory Number Ostr. London, British Library 12088
Publication Number O.Wilck. 256
Current Location London, British Library
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 purchase
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 163 and 164
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation left side lost .

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) left side broken off.
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, hand of the assistant Petorzmethis
  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 for merismos, paid by the Panapotis, son of Ammonios and Thinnesis; the hand of the scribe is that of the assistant Petorzmethis of the collectors Valerius Serenus and Palachemis in year 2-4 of Marc Aurel and Verus.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text corr. supplies for l. 1 and 2. The room of the lacuna in l. 1 is too narrow for the names of both collectors, but they should regularly be named there, l. 2 the assistant Petorzmethis.
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man Woman
Comment on Gender mother in filiation
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Οὐαλέριος Σερῆνος καὶ Παλαχῆμις οἱ β πράκ(τορες) 1ed. [- ca.11 -] ἀργυρικῶν Ἐλεφαντίνης διὰ
2Πετορζ(μήθου) 2ed. [ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ]βοηθ(οῦ). διέγρ(αψεν) Παναπῶτις
3Ἀμμωνίου μη(τρὸς) Θιννῆσις ὑπὲρ μερισμῶν δ (ἔτους) ἀργυρίου (δραχμὰς) δ.
4(ἔτους) δ Ἀντωνίνου καὶ Οὐήρου Καισάρων τῶν κυρίων,
5month, day

1 ed. [- ca.11 -]
2 ed. [ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ]
1[Valerius Serenus and Palachemis, the 2 collectors] of money taxes at Elephantine through
2[Petorzmethis, assistant. Thus has paid] Panapotis
3[son of Ammonios and the mother Thin]nesis, for the contributions of year 4, 4 silver dr.
4[Year 4 of Antoninus and Ve]rus Caesares the lords,
5[(month, day)].
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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
    4242 man Palachemis praktor Παλαχῆμις Greek, Ancient



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Marcus Aurelius + Verus 04 163 CE 164 CE date in text;



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    DatasetID 308982
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Trismegistos 76823
    Papyri.info ddbdp/o.wilck;;256
    Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
    Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
    (CC BY-NC-SA)
    Data set citation Data set 308982 (= Ostr. London, British Library 12088), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.