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Ostr. Oxford Bodl. Gr. Inscr. 1854

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Inventory Number Ostr. Oxford Bodl. Gr. Inscr. 1854
Publication Number O.Bodl. II 2225 descr.
Current Location Oxford Ashmolean Museum
Publication Status partly 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
Criteria for Dating date according to identification of the scribe
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation broken at right and bottom

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) broken at right and bottom
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, hand of the scribe Pachompsachis
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 5
Quantity of Columns 1
Line Lenght (in mm) 40
Column Height (in mm) 30
Line Distance 40+y x 30+y


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for unidentified tax
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content receipt, written and given out by the scribe Pachompsachis, presumably in y. 4 Antoninus, cf. P.Bingen 93. the tax could either be laographia or cheironaxion.
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text new edition, date according to O.Bingen 93, reed. in ZPE 202, 2017.
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man Woman
Comment on Gender mother in filiation
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1διὰ Παχομψ̣ᾶχις βοηθ(οῦ). διέγρα(ψεν)
2Πετορζμῆθις ΝΝ -?-
3μητρὸς Θ̣ινωρ -?- ὑπ(ὲρ) λαο(γραφίας)? ̣ (ἔτους) ?
4δραχμὰς ὀκτώ, (γίν.)(δρ.) η. (ἔτους) δ̣ Ἀντωνίνου
5Καίσαρος τοῦ κ̣υρίου (month, day).
1Through Pachompsachis, assistant. Thus has paid
2Petorzmethis, son of ---
3and his mother Thinor--- for poll tax? of year ?,
4eight drachmas, = 8 dr. Year 4? of Antoninus
5Caesar the lord, ---
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Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
12740 man Pachompsachis scribe Παχομψᾶχις boethos Greek, Ancient



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Antoninus Pius 04 141 CE date incertain. formula of receipt and identification of the scribe Pachompsachis, cf. P.Bingen 93, reed. R. Duttenhöfer ZPE 202, 2017, p. 235-236. probably year 4 of Antoninus;



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DatasetID 309021
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 72858
Papyri.info ddbdp/o.bodl;2;2225
Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 309021 (= Ostr. Oxford Bodl. Gr. Inscr. 1854), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.