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Ostr. London, British Library 12106

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Inventory Number Ostr. London, British Library 12106
Publication Number O.Wilck. 214
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
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation broken at right

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) broken at right.
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, receipt: hand unknown, signature of Hermogenes
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 6
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 of Hermogenes and Germanos and the associate praktores argyrikon of Elephantine for merismoi of year 10 for Pachnubis. signature of Hermogenes.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text ok
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Ἑρμογένης καὶ Γερμανὸς καὶ
2οἱ σὺν αὐτοῖς πράκ(τορες) ἀργ(υρικῶν) Ἐλεφ(αντίνης). διέγρ(αψεν)
3Παχνοῦβις Π ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣
4ὑπὲρ μερισμῶν ι (ἔτους) Ἀντωνίνου Καίσαρος τοῦ
5κυρίου ῥυπαρὰς δραχμὰς τέσσαρας (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) δ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣
6ι. Ἑρμογένης σεσημείωμαι (δραχμὰς) δ.
1Hermogenes and Germanos and
2their associate collectors of money taxes at Elephantine. Thus has paid
3Pachnoubis, son of P---,
4for the contributions of year 10 of Antoninus Caesar the
5lord, four drachmas brutto, = 4 dr. (month?)
610. (hand 2) Hermogenes, I have signed (for) 4 dr.
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Places (read out from edition)
  • Ἐλεφ(αντίνης) (places.xml#3)

    People mentioned in Text

    ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
    12660 man Germanos praktor Γερμανος Latin



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Antoninus Pius 10 10 146 CE 147 CE date in text;



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    DatasetID 308983
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Trismegistos 76782
    Papyri.info ddbdp/o.wilck;;214
    Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
    Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
    (CC BY-NC-SA)
    Data set citation Data set 308983 (= Ostr. London, British Library 12106), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.