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Ostr. London, British Library 5834

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Inventory Number Ostr. London, British Library 5834
Publication Number O.Wilck. 216
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 incomplete
State of Preservation left side lost .

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) left side broken off
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, hand of scribe 1 of Germanos prak
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 5
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title receipt for contributions
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content receipt of Germanus and Papremithes, praktores argyrikon of Elephantine for merismoi of year 11 of Antoninus, paid by Harpaesis, son of Zmetis; with signature of Germanus
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
1Γερμανὸς καὶ Παπρεμείθης πράκτορες
2ἀργ(υρικῶν) Ἐλεφ(αντίνης). διέγρ(αψεν) Ἁρπάησις Ζμήτιος
3μητ(ρὸς) ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ὑπὲρ μερισμῶν ια (ἔτους) Ἀντωνίνου
4Καίσαρος τοῦ κυρίου ῥυπαρὰς (δραχμὰς) δ Θὼθ ι̅θ̅.
5Γερμανὸς σεσημείωμαι 1ed. [σεσημείωμ]αι (δραχμὰς) δ̅.

1 ed. [σεσημείωμ]αι
1Germanos and Papremithes, collectors
2of money taxes at Elephantine. Thus has paid Harpaesis, son of Zmetis?
3and the mother ---, for the contributions of year 11 of Antoninus
4Caesar the lord, 4 dr. brutto, Thoth 19.
5(hand 2) Germanos, I have signed (for ) 4 dr.
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Places (read out from edition)
  • Ἐλεφ(αντίνης) (places.xml#3)

    People mentioned in Text

    ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
    12660 man Germanos praktor Γερμανος Latin



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Antoninus Pius 11 Thoth 19 147 September 17 CE date in text, corr. Wilcken ;



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    DatasetID 309010
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Trismegistos 76784
    Papyri.info ddbdp/o.wilck;;216
    Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
    Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
    (CC BY-NC-SA)
    Data set citation Data set 309010 (= Ostr. London, British Library 5834), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.