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Ostr. London, British Library 5812

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Inventory Number Ostr. London, British Library 5812
Publication Number O.Wilck. 205
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 of the scribe of praktor Papremithis (with Soter or Bienchis)
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 5
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title receipt for contribution
Ancient Archives private archive | inidividual tax payer
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content receipt of Papremithes and Bienchis, praktores argyrikon of Elephantine, for merismos of year 9 of Antoninus, paid by Patsibtis, son of Petorzmethis and Thinpelaia. Belongs to the archive of Patsibtis.
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
1Παπρεμίθης πράκτωρ ἀργυρικῶν Ἐλεφαντίνης
2σὺν Βιήνχι. διέγραψεν Πατσίβις Πε-
3τορζμήθου μητρὸς Θινπελέας μερισμὸν
4θ (ἔτους) Ἀντωνίνου τοῦ κυρίου δραχμὰς
5πέντε (ἡμιωβέλιον) χαλκοῦς γ̅. (ἔτους) θ Παχὼν θ̅.
1Papremithes, collector of money taxes at Elephantine,
2together with Bienchis. Thus has paid Patsibtis, son of
3Petorzmethis and the mother Thinpelaia, for the contribution
4of year 9 of Antoninus the lord,
5five drachmas 1/2 ob. 3 cha(lkoi). Year 9, Pachon 9.
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BL 5812_S1_001
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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
    12880 man Bienchis praktor Bienchis Greek, Ancient



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Antoninus Pius 09 Pachons 09 146 May 4 CE date in text;



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    DatasetID 309001
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Trismegistos 76773
    Papyri.info ddbdp/o.wilck;;205
    Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
    Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
    (CC BY-NC-SA)
    Data set citation Data set 309001 (= Ostr. London, British Library 5812), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.