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Ostr. London, British Library 5824

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Inventory Number Ostr. London, British Library 5824
Publication Number O.Wilck. 257
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) Sams, Joseph
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) Sams, Joseph
Certainty: high
Buyer (Currently Housing Institution) Krall, Jakob
Certainty: high


Object Type ostracon
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation complete
State of Preservation surface abraded and damaged.

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object convex (outside)
Inks and Pigments carbon ink monochrome black
Range of Preservation (Text) incomplete
State of Preservation (Text) some passages unreadable through damage to the surface,
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, hand of Petorzmethis boethos
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 5
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title receipt for the price of public dates
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Receipt of Longinus Serenus and Petronios Bassianos, praktores argyrikon of Elephantine through the assitant Petorzmethis, for time demosiou phoinikos of the harvest of year 4 of Antoninus and Verus.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text corr. l. 2-4 names
Multilingualism Script = Language Monolingual
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Λονγεῖνος Σερῆνος καὶ Πετρῶνις Βασιανὸς 1ed. Β̣ά̣ρ̣α̣χ̣
2πράκτορες ἀργυρικῶν Ἐλεφαντίνης διὰ Πετορζμήθου βοηθοῦ. διέγραψεν Θιν̣ζ̣με̣ν- 2ed. Θινπετε
3τπως̣ 3ed. ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ὑπὲρ τιμῆς δημοσίου φοίνικος γενήματος δ (ἔτους) ὀνόματος 4ed. δι ̣ ̣ ̣τ( ) Πετο̣ρ-
4ζμή̣θιος Θ̣ι̣ουτ̣ο̣ς̣ 5ed. Θωτ ̣ (δραχμὰς) β. (ἔτους) ε Ἀντωνίνου καὶ Οὐήρου Καισάρων
5τῶν κυρίων Φαμενὼθ κ̅δ̅.

1 ed. Β̣ά̣ρ̣α̣χ̣
2 ed. Θινπετε
3 ed. ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣
4 ed. δι ̣ ̣ ̣τ( )
5 ed. Θωτ ̣
1Longinus Serenus and Petronius Basianus,
2collectors of money taxes at Elephantine, through Petorzmethis, assistant. Thus has paid Thinzmen-
3tpos, for the price of public dates of the harvest of year 4, on account of Petor-,
4zmethis, son of Thinous?, 2 dr. Year 5 of Antoninus and Verus Caesares
5the lords, Phamenoth 24.
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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
    4462 man Longinus Serenus Σερῆνος Latin



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Marcus Aurelius + Verus 05 Phamenoth 24 165 March 20 CE date in text;



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    DatasetID 309007
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Trismegistos 76824
    Papyri.info ddbdp/o.wilck;;257
    Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
    Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
    (CC BY-NC-SA)
    Data set citation Data set 309007 (= Ostr. London, British Library 5824), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.