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Ostr. London, British Library 12405

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Inventory Number Ostr. London, British Library 12405
Publication Number O.Wilck. 273
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 left

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 left
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, cursive, chancery style, hand unknown
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 5
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for military expenses (annona) and contribution of guard posts (merismos stationos)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content receipt of two praktores argyrikon (or amphodopraktores) of Elephantine, ---, son of Panapotis and Petorzmethis, son of Petosiris?, for annona and merismos stationos, paid by Prempsaitos, son of Petorzmethis, and Petorzmethis, son of Prempsaitos, in year 25 of Caracalla?
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text corr. l. 1 and 2, name Petosi(?), supply in lacuna l. 2 perhaps amphodopraktores? l. 4 supply
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1 ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ Παναπῶτις καὶ Πετορζμῆθις Πετοσι ̣ ̣ ? 1or Πετοσί(ριος) ἀ̣μ̣-; ed. Πετοζμ[ήθου]
2καὶ οἱ σ(ὺν αὐτοις) πρ̣ά̣κ̣τορες 2or [φοδοπ]ράκ(τορες); ed. [πράκ(τορες)] ἀργυρικῶν Ἐλεφαντίνης. διέγραψεν Πρεμψαίμτος
3Πετορζμήθου καὶ Πετορζμῆθις Πρεμψαίμτος ὑπὲρ ἀννώνης
4καὶ? 3ed. [(δραχμ ) ̣ ̣] ̣ μερισμοῦ στατίωνος (δραχμὰς) δ (τετρώβολον) (ἡμιωβέλιον). (ἔτους) κε
5Φαμενὼθ β̅.

1 or Πετοσί(ριος) ἀ̣μ̣-; ed. Πετοζμ[ήθου]
2 or [φοδοπ]ράκ(τορες); ed. [πράκ(τορες)]
3 ed. [(δραχμ ) ̣ ̣] ̣
1---, son of Panapotis, and Petorzmethis, son of Petosiris,
2and their associate collectors of money taxes at Elephantine (or: collectors of the quarter of Elephantine). Thus has paid Prempsaimtos,
3son of Petorzmethis and Petorzmethis, son fo Prempsaimtos, for annona
4and the contribution of guard posts 4 dr. 4 1/2 ob. Year 25,
5Phamenoth 2.
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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
    22390 man ---, son of Panapotis --- Παναπωτ(ιος) Greek, Ancient



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Caracalla 25 Phamenoth 02 217 February 26 CE date in text, year incertain.;



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    DatasetID 308987
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Trismegistos 76839
    Papyri.info ddbdp/o.wilck;;273
    Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
    Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
    (CC BY-NC-SA)
    Data set citation Data set 308987 (= Ostr. London, British Library 12405), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.