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Ostr. Oxford Bodl. Gr. Inscr. 299

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Inventory Number Ostr. Oxford Bodl. Gr. Inscr. 299
Publication Number O.Wilck. 266
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 175 and 176
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation broken at right

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) only few letters missing at right
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, hand of Aibutius Niger
Comments on Text Layout lower half of sherd empty
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 6
Quantity of Columns 1
Line Lenght (in mm) 98
Column Height (in mm) 38
Line Distance 98 x 38


Text Content

Modern Title receipt for the price of public dates (time demosiou phoinikos)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content receipt for time demosiou phoinikos by Aibutios Niger and Iulius Serenus, praktores.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text corr. on photo: l. 3 harvest of year 15, date l. 4 supplied as year 16 of Marc Aurel. cf. BL II, 1, 53.
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man Woman
Comment on Gender taxpayer woman, on the account of a man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Αἰβούτιος Νίγερ καὶ Ἰούλιος Σερῆνος πράκτορεςργ(υρικῆς) Ἐλεφ(αντίνης).
2διέγραψεν Θινψενχνοῦμις ὑπὲρ τειμῆς 1l. τιμῆς δημ̣οσίου
3φοίνεικος 2 l. φοίνικος γενήματος ιε (ἔτους) 3ed. ιδ (ἔτους) ὑπὲρ ὀνόματος Καλα -5?- 4ed. Κατ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣
4Παμώνθου δραχμὰς δύο ὀβολοὺς τρεῖς (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) β (τριώβολον). (ἔτους) ις 5ed. ιδ (ἔτους)
5Αὐρηλίου Ἀντωνείνου Καίσαρος τοῦ κυρίου.
6Ἰούλιος Σερῆνος συνέσχον.

1 l. τιμῆς
2 l. φοίνικος
3 ed. ιδ (ἔτους)
4 ed. Κατ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣
5 ed. ιδ (ἔτους)
1Aebutius Niger and Iulius Serenus, collectors of money taxes at Elephantine.
2Thus has paid Thinpsenchnoubis for the price of public
3dates of the harvest of year 15, on the name of Kala---,
4son of Pamonthes, two drachmas three obols, = 2 dr. 3 ob. Year 16
5of Aurelius Antoninus Caesar the lord.
6Iulius Serenus, I have co-collected.
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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
    4466 man Aiboutios Niger praktor Αἰβούτιος Νίγερ Latin



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Marcus Aurelius 16 175 CE 176 CE date corrected to year 16 of Marc Aurel on basis of new reading of tax year 15. ;



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    DatasetID 309066
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Trismegistos 76833
    Papyri.info ddbdp/o.wilck;;266
    Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
    Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
    (CC BY-NC-SA)
    Data set citation Data set 309066 (= Ostr. Oxford Bodl. Gr. Inscr. 299), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.