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Ostr. Oxford Bodl. Gr. Inscr. 1374

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Inventory Number Ostr. Oxford Bodl. Gr. Inscr. 1374
Publication Number O.Bodl. II 872
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 June 10
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation complete
State 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, had of the scribe Antonius Iulas
Comments on Text Layout lower part of sherd empty
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 7
Quantity of Columns 1
Line Lenght (in mm) 115
Column Height (in mm) 42
Line Distance 115x42


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for contribution for river police boats and guard posts, watch towers and other (merismoi potamophylakidon, stationos, skopelon and other dapanon)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content receipt of the praktores Hermodoros, son of Soter, and Ailios Didymos, for Didymos through the scribe Antonios Iulas. receipt for various merismoi. subscript of Hermodoros the praktor.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text ok (incl. ZPE)
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man Woman
Comment on Gender mother in filiation
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1 Ἑρμόδωρος Σωτῆρος καὶ Αἴλιος Δίδυμος
2πράκτορες ἀργυρικῶν Ἐλεφαντίνης διʼ ἐμο̣ῦ̣ ὑπὲρ τοῦ Διδ̣ύ̣μ̣ου.
3διέγραψεν Βιῆγχις //1l. Βιήγχεως μ̣ητρὸς Θινβιῆγχις ὑπὲρ
4μερισμῶν ποταμοφυλακίδων στατίωνος σκοπέλων
5καὶ ἄλλων δαπανῶν τοῦ ιθ (ἔτους) δραχμὰς δέκα τε-
6τρώβολον, (γίνονται) (δραχμὰς) ι (τετρώβολον). (ἔτους) ιθ// Παῦνι ι̅ϛ̅.
7 Ἑρμόδωρος συνέσχον.

1 l. Βιήγχεως
1Hermodoros, son of Soter, and Ailios Didymos,
2praktores of Elephantine through me, for Didymos.
3Thus has paid Bienchis, (son of Bienchis) and his mother Thinbienchis for
4contributions for river police boats, guard posts
5and other expenses of year 19 ten drachmas
6four obols, = 10 dr. 4 ob. Year 19, Pauni 16.
7I Hermodoros, have co-collected.
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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
    12545 man Ailios Didymos praktor Ailios Didymos praktor Greek, Ancient



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Marcus Aurelius + Commodus 19 Payni 16 179 June 10 CE date in text. handwriting and prosopography of praktores point to rulers M. Aurel and Commodus;



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    DatasetID 309015
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Trismegistos 71561
    Papyri.info ddbdp/o.bodl;2;872
    Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
    Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
    (CC BY-NC-SA)
    Data set citation Data set 309015 (= Ostr. Oxford Bodl. Gr. Inscr. 1374), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.