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Ostr. London, British Library 5810

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Inventory Number Ostr. London, British Library 5810
Publication Number O.Wilck. 272
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) Salt, Henry
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) Salt, Henry
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 unknown; signature of Iulius Serenus
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 9
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title receipt for the price of public dates
Ancient Archives private archive | inidividual tax payer
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content receipt of Iulius Serenus, praktor argyrikon of Elephantine and Valerion and Apollonios, candidates for the praktoreia, for time demosiou phoinikos, paid by Thinesebtis (and? or daughter of?)Tisatis on account of Annius Bassus and on account of Agathodoros and Bassus, with signature of Iulius Serenus.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text ok.
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Woman Man
Comment on Gender woman taxpayer, filiation only with mother, or both taxpayers? men landholders?
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Ἰούλιος Σερῆνος πράκτορες ἀργυρικῶν Ἐλεφαντίνης καὶ Οὐ-
2αλεριαν 1l. Οὐαλερίων καὶ Ἀπολλώνιος ἰς 2 l. εἰς κλῆρον
3πρακτορείας κ̣ (ἔτους) ἀνα̣δοθέντες. διέγραψεν Θινε-
4σέπτις Τισᾶτις τιμῆς δημω-
5σίου 3 l. δημο|σίου φένικος 4 l. φοίνικος γενήματος ιη (ἔτους) / / ὀνόματος
6Ἀννίου Βάσσου (δραχμὴν) α (πεντώβολον), καὶ ὑπὲρ ὀνόματος
7Ἀγαθωδώρου 5 l. Ἀγαθοδώρου καὶ Βάσσου καθʼ ἑαυτὸ̣ν̣
8μέρος (πεντώβολον). (ἔτους) ιθ Παχὼν ε.
9 Ἰούλιος Σερῆνος συναπέσχον.

1 l. Οὐαλερίων
2 l. εἰς
3 l. δημο|σίου
4 l. φοίνικος
5 l. Ἀγαθοδώρου
1Iulius Serenus, collector of money taxes of Elephantine and
2Valerion and Apollonios, nominated as candidates
3for the collectorship of year 20. Thus has paid Thine-
4septis (and? or daughter of?) Tisatis for the price of public
5dates of the harvest of year 18, on account of
6Annius Bassus, 1 dr. 5 ob., and on account of
7Agathodoros and Bassus, each for his own
8share, 5 ob. Year 19, Pachon 5.
9Iulius Serenus, I have received it (together with my collegues).
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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
    22425 man Agathodoros landholder Αγαθωδωρου Greek, Ancient



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Marcus Aurelius + Commodus 19 Pachons 05 179 April 30 CE date in text;



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    DatasetID 308999
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Trismegistos 76838
    Papyri.info ddbdp/o.wilck;;272
    Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
    Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
    (CC BY-NC-SA)
    Data set citation Data set 308999 (= Ostr. London, British Library 5810), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.