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Ostr. Oxford Bodl. Gr. Inscr. 2887

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Inventory Number Ostr. Oxford Bodl. Gr. Inscr. 2887
Publication Number O.Bodl. II 808
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 between 146 and 146
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 Ammonios, scribe of Papremithes and Bienchis.
Comments on Text Layout below text empty space
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 8
Quantity of Columns 1
Line Lenght (in mm) 70
Column Height (in mm) 48
Line Distance 70 x 48


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 praktores Papremithes and Bienchis for merismos of the 9th year of Antoninus
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text ok. scribe not mentioned, but the same hand as in year 10, when Ammonios is writing for the praktores.
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man Woman
Comment on Gender mother in filiation
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Παπρεμείθης πράκτωρ ἀργυρικῶν Ἐλε-
2φαντίνης σὺν Βιήνχι. διέγραψεν
3Πετεφάυς Πετεφάυτος μητρὸς
4Θινζμενπῶτος μερισμὸν
5θ (ἔτους) Ἀντωνίνου τοῦ κυρίου
6δραχμὰς πέν̣τε (ἡμιωβέλιον) χαλκοῦς γ̅, (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) ε (ἡμιωβέλιον) χαλκοῖ γ.
7(ἔτους) θ Ἀντωνίνου τοῦ κυ̣ρίου
8Παχὼν θ̅.
1Papremithes, collector for money taxes at
2Elephantine, with Bienchis. Thus has paid
3Patephaus, son of Patephaus and the mother
4Thinzmenpos, for the contribution
5of year 9 of Antoninus the lord,
6five drachmas 1/2 ob. 3 chalkoi, = 5 dr. 1/2 ob. 3 ch.
7Year 9 of Antoninus the lord,
8Pachon 9.
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Places (read out from edition)
  • Ἐλε- φαντίνης (places.xml#3)

    People mentioned in Text

    ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
    12880 man Bienchis praktor Bienchis Greek, Ancient



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Antoninus Pius 09 Pachons 09 146 May 4 CE date in text;



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    DatasetID 309060
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Trismegistos 71497
    Papyri.info ddbdp/o.bodl;2;808
    Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
    Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
    (CC BY-NC-SA)
    Data set citation Data set 309060 (= Ostr. Oxford Bodl. Gr. Inscr. 2887), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.