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Ostr. London, British Library 14908 + 15668

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Inventory Number Ostr. London, British Library 14908 + 15668
Publication Number O.Wilck. 249
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 upper left corner lost.

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) upper left corner broken off
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, hand of Petorzmethis boethos
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 7
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for contribution for two statues and busts of the emperors (merismoi andrianton 2 kai protomon 2) and for the construction of watch towers (episkeue skopelon)
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 for merismos andrianton 2 and protomon 2 of the emperors and for oikodomes skopelon, paid by Sarapion, son of Ammonios and Senpetorzmethis.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text ok. l.3: Serapion instead of Sarapion; small changes with brackets
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man Woman
Comment on Gender mother in filiation
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Οὐαλέριος Σερῆνος καὶ Παλάχημις οἱ β
2πράκ(τορες) ἀργ(υρικῶν) Ἐλεφαντίνης διΠετορζμή̣θου
3βοηθ(οῦ). διέγραψεν Σεραπίων 1ed. Σαραπίων Ἀμωνίου μη̣τρὸς
4Σενπετορζμήθιος ὑπὲρ μερισμοῦ νδριάντων β̅ καὶ
5προτομῶν β̅ τῶν κυρίων Καισάρων (δραχμὰς) ι, καὶ
6ὑπὲρ μερισμοῦ οἰκοδομίας σκο̣πέλων (τριώβολον) χ(αλκοῦς) γ. (ἔτους) γ Ἀντωνίνου
7καὶ Οὐήρου Καισάρων τῶν κυρίων Φαῶφι ι̅α̅.

1 ed. Σαραπίων
1Valerios Serenos and Palachemis, the 2
2collectors of money taxes at Elephantine, through Petorzmethis,
3assistant. Thus has paid Serapion, son of Ammonios and the mother
4Senpetorzmethis, for the contribution of 2 statues and
52 busts of the lords Caesares, 10 dr., and
6for the contribution for the building of watch towers 3 ob. 3 ch. Year 3 of Antoninus
7and Verus Caesares the lords, Phaophi 11.
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Places (read out from edition)
  • φαντίνης (places.xml#3)

    People mentioned in Text

    ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
    4242 man Palachemis praktor Παλαχῆμις Greek, Ancient



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Marcus Aurelius + Verus 03 Phaophi 11 162 October 8 CE date in text;



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    DatasetID 308995
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Trismegistos 76816
    Papyri.info ddbdp/o.wilck;;249
    Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
    Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
    (CC BY-NC-SA)
    Data set citation Data set 308995 (= Ostr. London, British Library 14908 + 15668), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.