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Ostr. London, British Library 5818

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Inventory Number Ostr. London, British Library 5818
Publication Number O.Wilck. 208
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
Finder (= First Purchaser) Salt, Henry
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 Ammonios, assistant of praktores Papremithes and Bienchis
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 7
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, through the assistant Ammonios, for merismos of year 10 of Anoninus, 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 καὶ Βιῆνχις πράκτορες ἀργυρικῶν
2Ἐλεφαντίνης διʼ Ἀμμωνίου βοηθοῦ.
3διέγραψεν Πατσίβτις Πετορζμήθιος
4μητρὸς Θινπελέας μερισμὸν
5ι (ἔτους) Ἀντωνίνου Καίσαρος
6τοῦ κυρίου δραχμὰς τέσσαρες
7(γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) δ Θὼθ η̅.
1Papremithes and Bienchis, collectors of money taxes
2at Elephantine, through Ammonios, assistant.
3Thus has paid Patsibtis, son of Petorzmethis
4and the mother Thinpelaia, for the contribution
5of year 10 of Antoninus Caesar
6the lord four drachmas,
7= 4 dr., Thoth 8.
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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
    12805 man Ammonios scribe of Papremithes and Bienchis praktores Ammonios Greek, Ancient



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Antoninus Pius 10 Thoth 08 146 September 5 CE date in text;



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    DatasetID 309005
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Trismegistos 76776
    Papyri.info ddbdp/o.wilck;;208
    Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
    Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
    (CC BY-NC-SA)
    Data set citation Data set 309005 (= Ostr. London, British Library 5818), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.