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Ostr. London, British Library 14910

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Inventory Number Ostr. London, British Library 14910
Publication Number O.Wilck. 186
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 probably of Pachnoubis, son of Petorzmethis (O.Bankes 32); with signature of Soter.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 7
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title receipt for contributions
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content receipt of Serapammon and Soter, praktores argyrikon of Elephantine for merismoi of the fifth year of Antoninus, paid by Petorzmethis the elder, son of Poueris and Tisatis, with signature of Soter (praktor).
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text ok scribe Pachnoubis, son of Petorzmethis, boethos
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man Woman
Comment on Gender mother in filiation
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Σεραπαμμὼν καὶ Σω-
2τὴρ πράκτορες ἀργυρικῶν Ἐλεφαντίνης. διέ-
3γραψεν Πετορζμῆτις μείζων Που-
4ήρεος μητρὸς Τισᾶτις ὑπὲρ μερισμῶν
5τοῦ ε (ἔτους) ῥυπαρὰς (δραχμὰς) δ (πεντώβολον). (ἔτους) ε
6Ἀντωνείνου Καίσαρος τοῦ κυρίου
7Παχὼν η̅. Σωτὴρ σεσημίομαι 1 l. σεσημείωμαι

1 l. σεσημείωμαι
1Serapammon and So-
2ter, collectors of money taxes at Elephantine. Thus
3has paid Petorzmetis the elder, son of Poueris
4and the mother Tisatis, for the contribution
5of year 5, 4 dr. 5 ob., brutto. Year 5
6of Antoninus Caesar the lord,
7Pachon 8. Soter, I have signed.
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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
    12465 man Petorzmethis (senior), son of Poueris and the mother Tisatis Petorzmethis pre-Coptic Egyptian / Greek



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Antoninus Pius 05 Pachons 08 142 May 3 CE date in text;



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    DatasetID 308996
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Trismegistos 76755
    Papyri.info ddbdp/o.wilck;;186
    Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
    Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
    (CC BY-NC-SA)
    Data set citation Data set 308996 (= Ostr. London, British Library 14910), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.