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Ostr. London, British Library 5799

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Inventory Number Ostr. London, British Library 5799
Publication Number O.Wilck. 246
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) Turnbull, I C
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) Turnbull, I C
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 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 Valerios Serenos and Palachemis, the two praktores argyrikon of Elephantine, through Petorzmethis, assistant, for merismos, paid by Papremithes, son of Harpaesis and Thinzmenpos.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text ok
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man Woman
Comment on Gender mother in filiation
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Οὐαλέριος Σερῆνος καὶ Παλάχημις οἱ β̅
2πράκτορες ἀργυρικῶν Ἐλεφαντίνης διὰ Πετορζμή̣θου βοηθοῦ. διέγραψεν
3Παπρεμίθης Ἁρπαήσεως μητρὸς Θινζμεντ-
4π̣ῶτος ὑπὲρ μερισμοῦ α̣ (ἔτους) κβ (ἔτους) (δραχμὰς) ε (διώβολον) (ἡμιωβέλιον). (ἔτους) β
5Ἀντωνίνου καὶ Οὐήρου Καισάρων τῶν
6κυρίων Ἐπὶφ ι̅ϛ̅.
1Valerios Serenos and Palachemis, the 2
2collectors of money taxes at Elephantine, through Petorzmethis, assistant. Thus has paid
3Papremithes, son of Harpaesis and the mother Thinzmentpos,
4for the contribution of year 1 / year 22, 5 dr. 2,5 ob. Year 2
5of Antoninus and Verus Caesares the
6lords, Epeiph 16.
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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
    13710 man Pachnoumis, son of Petosorsmetis (boethos) Παχνουβις; Pa-Hnm sꜣ Pꜣ-ḏı-Wsır-ns-mtr pre-Coptic Egyptian



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Marcus Aurelius + Verus 02 Epeiph 16 162 July 10 CE date in text;



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    DatasetID 308997
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Trismegistos 76813
    Papyri.info ddbdp/o.wilck;;246
    Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
    Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
    (CC BY-NC-SA)
    Data set citation Data set 308997 (= Ostr. London, British Library 5799), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.