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Ostr. London, British Library 14145

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Inventory Number Ostr. London, British Library 14145
Publication Number O.Wilck. 253
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 complete

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object convex (outside)
Inks and Pigments carbon ink monochrome black
Range of Preservation (Text) complete
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, hand of Petorzmethis boethos
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 8
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title receipt for contributions (merismoi)
Ancient Archives private archive | inidividual tax payer
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content receipt of Valerios Serenos and Palachemis, the two praktores argyrikon of Elephantine, through Petorzmethis, assistant, for merismoi of the third year of Antoninus and Verus, paid by Pasibtis, son of Petorzmethis and Senpelaia (archive); and a second payment for Pachnubis, his son of the mother Tanlilauis.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text belongs to family archive of Patsibtis, son of Petorzmethis and Senpelaia; cf. Ruth Duttenhöfer, ZPE 202, 2017, p.237. suggested readings confirmed on photo l. 4 and 5 names.
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man Woman Child
Comment on Gender mother in filiation, son second taxpayer, mother of son is wife of first taxpayer.
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Οὐαλέριος Σερῆνος καὶ Παλάχημις
2οἱ β̅ πράκτορες ἀργυρικῶν Ἐλεφαντίνης διὰ Πετορζμήθου βοηθοῦ.
3διέγραψαν Πάτσιβτις Πετορζμήθου μητρὸς Σεν-
4πελαία̣ς̣ 1ed.+BL Σενπετορζμ(ή)θ(ιος) κ̣α̣ὶ̣ Π̣άχνουβις υἱὸς μητρὸς
5Τανλιλαυε̣ις 2l. Τανλιλαύεως. ed.+BL Ταπ̣λιλ̣ια̣ῦθ̣ις (?) ὑπὲρ μερισμῶν γ (ἔτους) ἑκάστου
6ἀνδρὸς ἐκ (δραχμῆς) α (ὀβολοῦ) (ἡμιωβελίου), (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) β (τριώβολον). (ἔτους) γ
7Ἀντωνίνου καὶ Οὐήρου Καισάρων τῶν
8κυρίων Παοῖνι κη̅.

1 ed.+BL Σενπετορζμ(ή)θ(ιος)
2 l. Τανλιλαύεως. ed.+BL Ταπ̣λιλ̣ια̣ῦθ̣ις (?)
1Valerios Serenos and Palachemis,
2the 2 collectors of money taxes at Elephantine, through Petorzmethis, assistant.
3Thus has paid Patsibtis, son of Petorzmethis and the mother
4Senpelaia, and Pachnoubis, his son of the mother
5Tanlilauis, for contributions of year 3, each
6man at 1 dr. 1,5 ob., = 2 dr. 3 ob. Year 3
7of Antoninus and Verus Caesares the
8lords, Payni 28.
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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
    4467 man Pachnoubis, son of Patsibtis and Talilaouis Παχνοῦβις Πατσίβτεος Ταλειλαύεις Greek, Ancient



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Marcus Aurelius + Verus 03 Payni 28 163 June 22 CE date in text;



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    DatasetID 308992
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Trismegistos 76820
    Papyri.info ddbdp/o.wilck;;253
    Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
    Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
    (CC BY-NC-SA)
    Data set citation Data set 308992 (= Ostr. London, British Library 14145), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.