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Ostr. London, British Library 12126

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Inventory Number Ostr. London, British Library 12126
Publication Number O.Wilck. 209
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 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, hand or Ammonios boethos of praktores Papremithes and Bienchis
  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 Papremithes and Bienchis, praktores argyrikon of Elephantine through the assistant Ammonios, for merismos of year 10 of Antoninus, paid by Petorzmethis, son of Petorzmethis and Senpetorzmethis
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text ok, only some letters next to lacuna changed
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man Woman
Comment on Gender mother in filiation
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Παπ̣ρε̣μίθης καὶ Βίηνχις πρ̣άκ(τορες) ἀργ(υρικῶν) Ἐλεφ(αντίνης)
2διὰ Ἀμμωνίου βοηθοῦ. διέγραψεν Πετόρζμηθις
3Πετορζ(μήθιος) μητρὸς Θινπετορζμήθιος μερισμ(ὸν)
4ι (ἔτους) Ἀντωνίνου Καίσαρος τοῦ
5κυρίου δραχμὰς τέσσαρες 1 l. τέσσαρας, (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) δ,
6Ἁθυρ γ̅.

1 l. τέσσαρας
1Papremithes and Bienchis, collectors of money taxes at Elephantine,
2through Ammonios, assistant. Thus has paid Petorzmethis,
3son of Petorzmethis and the mother Thinpetorzmethis, for the contribution
4of year 10 of Antoninus Caesar the
5lord four drachmas, = 4 drachmae,
6Hathyr 3.
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People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
4454 man Ammonios, scribe of Papremithes and Bienchis Ἀμώνιος Greek, Ancient



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Antoninus Pius 10 Hathyr 03 146 October 30 CE date in text;



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DatasetID 308985
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 76777
Papyri.info ddbdp/o.wilck;;209
Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 308985 (= Ostr. London, British Library 12126), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.