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Ostr. London, British Library 12115

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Inventory Number Ostr. London, British Library 12115
Publication Number O.Wilck. 232
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
Certainty: high
Finder (= First Purchaser) Chester, Greville John
Certainty: high
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 lower right corner

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object convex (outside)
Range of Preservation (Text) incomplete
State of Preservation (Text) lower right corner broken away
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, hand of praktor Ammonios, who works also as scribe I
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 11
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title receipt for the price of public dates for various pieces of land
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content receipt by Ammonios and Sokrates, the praktores argyrikon of Elephantine for time demosiou phoinikos, paid by Pachnubis s. of Petorzmethis on the account of the mother Thinzmethis, daugter of Kalasiris, and on various other accounts.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text corr. l. 1, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11: mostly supplements of the lacuna and to pempton. new edition?
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man Woman
Comment on Gender mother is the holder of the land. sister as landholder
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Ἀμμώνιος καὶ Σωκρατίων 1ed. Σωκ(ράτης) οἱ β πράκτορες ἀργυρικῶν Ἐλεφαντίνης.
2διέγραψεν Πάχνουβις Πετορζμήθου ὑπὲρ ὀνόματος τῆς
3μητρὸς Θινζμήθιος Καλασίρεως ὑπὲρ τειμῆς 2 l. τιμῆ(ς)
4δημοσίου φοίνεικος 3 l. φοίνικ(ος) γενήματος κ (ἐτους) (δραχμὰς) κ ̣ ̣
5ἑτέρου τόπου (δραχμὰς) ϛ (ὀβολὸν) (ἡμιωβέλιον), καὶ ὀνόματος Θιν ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣
6ἀδελφαι 4 l. ἀδελφῆς ἀπὸ (δραχμῶν) ια (δραχμὰς) γ (πεντώβολον), καὶ ὀνόμ(ατος) Πε-
7τεσούχου Ἁρπαήσεως ἀπὸ (δραχμῶν) κ (ὀβολοῦ) (διχάλκου), (δραχμὴν) α?, καὶ
8τ̣ὸ̣ ε̣΄΄ 5l. τὸ πέμπτον, ed. ε̣π̣ι̣ι̣ ιϛ (ἔτους) (δραχμὰς) ϛ ὀβολόν 6ed. (διώβολον), (γίνονται) ἐπὶ τὸ αὐτὸ (δραχμαὶ) λζ [(διώβολον) (ἡμιωβέλιον), τού-] 7ed. [ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣]
9των τὸ τέταρτον (δραχμὰς) ἐννέα 8ed. [ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣]
10ὀβολοὺς δύο, (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) θ (διώβολον). (ἔτους) κα 9ed. [ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣]
11Ἀντωνείνου Κ̣α̣ίσαρος τοῦ κυρίου, month, day?. 10ed. [ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣]

1 ed. Σωκ(ράτης)
2 l. τιμῆ(ς)
3 l. φοίνικ(ος)
4 l. ἀδελφῆς
5 l. τὸ πέμπτον, ed. ε̣π̣ι̣ι̣
6 ed. (διώβολον)
7 ed. [ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣]
8 ed. [ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣]
9 ed. [ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣]
10 ed. [ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣]
1Ammonios and Sokration, the 2 collectors of money taxes at Elephantine.
2Thus has paid Pachnoubis, son of Petorzmethis, on account of his
3mother Thinzmethis, daughter of Kalasiris, for the price
4of public dates of the harvest of year 20, 20 drachmas, and
5for another piece of land 6 dr. 1,5 ob., and on account of Thin---,
6his sister, from 11 dr. , 3 dr. 5 ob., and on account of
7Petesouchos, son of Harpaesis, from 20 dr. 1 ob. 2 ch., 1 drachma, and
8the fifth of year 16, 6 dr. 1 ob., in total 37 dr. 2,5 ob.; from (all) those
9the fourth part, nine drachmas
10and two obols, = 9 dr. 2 ob. Year 21
11of Antoninus Caesar the lord, (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
    13790 man Ammonios praktor 2 Ἀμμώνιος Greek, Ancient



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Antoninus Pius 21 157 CE 158 CE date in text. corrected* (tax year-date);



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    DatasetID 308984
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Trismegistos 76799
    Papyri.info ddbdp/o.wilck;;232
    Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
    Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
    (CC BY-NC-SA)
    Data set citation Data set 308984 (= Ostr. London, British Library 12115), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.