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Ostr. London, British Library 5816

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Inventory Number Ostr. London, British Library 5816
Publication Number O.Wilck. 217
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 scribe of Domitius Fannianus
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 8
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 Domitius Fannianus and Germanus, praktores argyrikon of Elephantine, for merismoi of year 11 of Antoninus, paid by Harpaesis, son of Zmenpos and Thipsensnos.
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
1Δομίτιος Φαννιανὸς
2καὶ Γερμανὸς πράκτορες ἀργυρικῶν Ἐλε-
3φαντίνης. διέγραψεν Ἁρπάησις
4Ζμενπτῶτος μητρὸς Θι-
5ψενσνῶτος ὑπὲρ μερισμῶν
6ια (ἔτους) Ἀντωνίνου Καίσαρος
7τοῦ κυρίου ῥυπαρὰς δραχμὰς τέσ-
8σαρες (δραχμὰς) δ Μεχὶρ ιϛ.
1Domitios Phannianos
2and Germanos, collectors of money taxes at Ele-
3phantine. Thus has paid Harpaesis,
4son of Zmenpos and the mother Thi-
5psensnos, for the contribution
6of year 11 of Antoninus Caesar
7the lord, brutto, four drachmas,
8= 4 dr., Mechir 16.
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Places (read out from edition)
  • Ἐλε- φαντίνης (places.xml#3)

    People mentioned in Text

    ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
    12655 man Domitius Fannianus praktor Δομιτιος Φαννιανος Latin



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Antoninus Pius 11 Mecheir 16 148 February 11 CE date in text;



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    DatasetID 309003
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Trismegistos 76785
    Papyri.info ddbdp/o.wilck;;217
    Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
    Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
    (CC BY-NC-SA)
    Data set citation Data set 309003 (= Ostr. London, British Library 5816), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.