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Ostr. London, British Library 5825

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Inventory Number Ostr. London, British Library 5825
Publication Number O.Wilck. 178
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
Dating between 141 and
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 assistant (boethos) Pachnoubis, son of Petorzmethis
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 9
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for contribution for a statue and a bust of the emperor (merismoi andriantos kai protomes)
Ancient Archives private archive | inidividual tax payer
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content receipt of Annius Ammonianus and Sarapammon, son of Pachnoubis, praktores argyrikon of Elephantine, through the assitant Pachoubis, son of Petorzmethis, for merismos andriantos and protomes and another payment for a contribution, paid by Pasibtis, son of Petorzmethis (and Senpelaia); 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
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Ἄννιος Ἀμμωνι-
2ανὸς καὶ Σερα̣παμμὼν Παχνούβιος
3πράκτορες Ἐλεφαντίνης διὰ Παχνούβιος
4Πετορζμήθου βοηθοῦ. διέγραψεν
5Πάτσιβτις Πετορζμήθου
6ὑπὲρ μερισμοῦ ἀνδριάντος καὶ
7προτομῆς ῥυπαρὰς (δραχμὰς) δ καὶ
8ὑπὲρ μερισμοῦ (διώβολον) (ἡμιωβέλιον). (ἔτους) δ̅
9// Μεχεὶρ ι̅α̅.
1Annius Ammoni-
2anus and Serapammon, son of Pachnoubis,
3collectors of Elephantine, through Pachnoubis,
4son of Petorzmethis, assistant. Thus has paid
5Patsibtis, son of Petorzmethis,
6for the contribution for a statue and
7a bust, 4 dr. brutto, and
8the contribution (of year 4?) 2,5 ob. Year 4
9//, Mechir 11.
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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
    12625 man Annios Ammonianos praktor Αννιος Αμμωνιανος Greek, Ancient



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Antoninus Pius 04 Mecheir 11 141 February 5 CE date in text;



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    DatasetID 309008
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Trismegistos 76748
    Papyri.info ddbdp/o.wilck;;178
    Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
    Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
    (CC BY-NC-SA)
    Data set citation Data set 309008 (= Ostr. London, British Library 5825), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.