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Ostr. Oxford Bodl. Gr. Inscr. 1257

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Inventory Number Ostr. Oxford Bodl. Gr. Inscr. 1257
Publication Number O.Bodl. II 807
Current Location Oxford Ashmolean Museum
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]
District of Find / Purchase in Egypt Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]


Object Type ostracon
Dating of Object August 10
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
State of Preservation (Text) Complete.
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, cursive hand of the scribe of Soter and Papremithes praktores
Comments on Text Layout empty space below the receipt and ample margin on top
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 7
Quantity of Columns 1
Line Lenght (in mm) 60
Column Height (in mm) 37
Line Distance 60x37


Text Content

Modern Title receipt for contribution (merismos)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content receipt of the practores Soter and Papremithes. Zmenpos pais for merismos of the eighth year of Antoninus.
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
1 Σωτὴρ καὶ Παπρεμίθης
2πράκτορες ἀργυρικῶν Ἐλεφαντίνης. διέ-
3γραψεν Ζμενπῶς Βιήν-
4χις1l. Βιήνχιος μητρὸς Σεβετε̣ῦρις2l. Σενπετεύριος
5μερισμὸν η (ἔτους) Ἀντωνίνου
6τοῦ κυρίου (δραχμὰς) γ (διώβολον) (ἡμιωβέλιον)
7Μεσορὴ ιζ.

1 l. Βιήνχιος
2 l. Σενπετεύριος
1Soter and Papremithes,
2praktores of Elephantine. Thus has
3paid Zmenpos, son of Bien-
4chis and his mother Senpeteuris,
5for the contribution of year 8 of Antoninus
6the lord 3 dr. 2 1/2 ob.
7Mesore 17.
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People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
4492 man Papremithes praktor Παπρεμειθης Greek, Ancient



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Antoninus Pius 08 Mesore 17 145 August 10 CE date in text;



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DatasetID 309013
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 71496
Papyri.info ddbdp/o.bodl;2;807
Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 309013 (= Ostr. Oxford Bodl. Gr. Inscr. 1257), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.