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Ostr. London, British Library 5813

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Inventory Number Ostr. London, British Library 5813
Publication Number O.Wilck. 227
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, scribe of praktor Phanophis
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 4
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for the price of public dates ( time demosiou phoinikos)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content receipt of Phanophis, praktor argyrikon of Elephantine for time demosiou phoinikos, paid by Petorzmethis, and his younger brother Petorzmethis on account of the mother Thinzmethis
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text corr. l. 5 Heilporn. problem: l. 6 pastophoriou? Hadrianiou?
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man Woman
Comment on Gender woman as landholder
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Φανῶφις πράκτωρ ἀργυρικῶν Ἐλεφαντίνης. διέγραψεν Πετορζμῆθις καὶ Πετορζμῆθις νεώτερος(?)
2ὑπὲρ τιμῆς δημοσίου φοίνικος γενήματος ιη (ἔτους) ὀνόματος Θινζμήθεως Πετορζμήθιος
3(δραχμὰς) ε, καὶ ὑπὲρ ιϛ (ἔτους) τὸ ε΄΄ 1l. πέμπτον, Heilporn; ed. νε(?)( ) (δραχμὴν) α, καὶ ὑπὲρ ̣α ̣ο? 2or παστο(φορίου)? Ἁδριανίου (τετρώβολον).
4(ἔτους) ιθ Ἀντωνείνου Καίσαρος τοῦ κυρίου Ἁθὺρ ι̅.

1 l. πέμπτον, Heilporn; ed. νε(?)( )
2 or παστο(φορίου)?
1Phanophis, collector of money taxes at Elephantine. Thus has paid Petorzmethis, son of Petorzmethis the younger,
2for the price of public dates of the harvest of year 18, on account of Thinzmethis, daughter of Petorzmethis,
35 dr. and for year 16 "the fifth", 1 dr., and for ---(pastophorion?) of the Hadrianeion 4 ob.
4Year 19 of Antoninus Caesar the lord, Hathyr 10.
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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
    22430 man Petorzmethis, son of Petorzmethis the younger and Thinzmethis, daughter of Petorzmethis Πετορζμῆθις Πετορζμῆθις ν(εώτερος?) Θινζμήθεως Πετορζμήθιος pre-Coptic Egyptian / Greek



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Antoninus Pius 19 Hathyr 10 155 November 7 CE date in text;



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    DatasetID 309002
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Trismegistos 76794
    Papyri.info ddbdp/o.wilck;;227
    Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
    Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
    (CC BY-NC-SA)
    Data set citation Data set 309002 (= Ostr. London, British Library 5813), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.