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Ostr. London, British Library 5811

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Inventory Number Ostr. London, British Library 5811
Publication Number O.Wilck. 201
Current Location London, British Library
Publication Status published

Origin / Provenance

Ancient Provenance Site Aswan / Syene (Swn; Συήνη, סונ, ⲥⲟⲩⲁⲁⲛ) [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
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 scribe Sarapion
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 10
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for poll tax (laographia)
Ancient Archives private archive | inidividual tax payer
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content receipt of Zenon, son of Herakleides, tax farmer of the Sacred gate of Soene through Sarapion, assistant, for laographia, paid by Patsibtis, son of Petorzmethis and Senpelaia.
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
1Ζήνων Ἡρακλείδου μισθωτὴς ἱερᾶς πύλης
2Σοήνης διὰ Σαραπίωνος βοηθοῦ.
3διέγραψεν Πατίβπτις Πετορζμήθου
4μητρὸς Σενπελαίας ὑπὲρ λαογραφίας τοῦ
5η (ἔτους) Ἀντωνείνου Καίσαρος
6τοῦ κυρίου ῥυπαρὰς δραχμὰς δέκα ἑπτὰ (ἡμιωβέλιον),
7δεσμοφυλάκων (ἡμιωβέλιον), (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) ιζ (ὀβολός). ὁ α(ὐτὸς) μερισμὸν
8ἀνδρῶν ἀνακεχωρηκότων ζ (ἔτους) (δραχμὴν) α (τετρώβολον).
9(ἔτους) θ Ἀντωνείνου
10τοῦ κυρίου Θὼθ θ.
1Zenon, son of Herakleides, tax farmer of the Sacred Gate
2of Syene, through the assistant Sarapion.
3Thus has paid Patsibtis, son of Petorzmethis
4of the mother Senpelaia, for poll tax of
5year 8 of Antoninus Caesar
6the lord, seventeen drachmas, 0,5 ob. brutto,
7for prison tax 0,5 ob., = 17 dr. 1 ob. The same for the contribution
8of men who have fled of year 7, 1 dr. 4 ob.
9Year 9 of Antoninus
10the lord, Thoth 9.
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People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
4791 man Patsibtis, son of Petorzmethis and Senpelaia, grandson of Psansnos Πατσιβτις Πετορζμήθου Σενπελαίας, τοῦ Ψανσνῶτ(ος) (WO 125) Greek, Ancient



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Antoninus Pius 09 Thoth 09 145 September 6 CE date in text;



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DatasetID 309000
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 76769
Papyri.info ddbdp/o.wilck;;201
Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 309000 (= Ostr. London, British Library 5811), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.