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Ostr. Cambridge, Fitzwilliam Museum GR. P. 41

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Collection Cambridge, Fitzwilliam-Museum
Inventory Number Ostr. Cambridge, Fitzwilliam Museum GR. P. 41
Publication Number SB XX 15046
Current Location Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, England
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]
Type of Acquisition for the Intitution (unknown)
Transferor (Seller, Previous Owner) (unknown)
Buyer (Currently Housing Institution) Gillespie, Robert Winton
Certainty: high


Object Type ostracon
Dating of Object 120-04-25
Dating between 120 and 120
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 unknown, for the receipt + subscript of collector Antonios Malchaios
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 10
Quantity of Columns 1
Line Lenght (in mm) 85
Column Height (in mm) 70
Line Distance 85 x 70


Text Content

Modern Title receipt for harbour dues (enhormion)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Receipt for harbour dues from the port officer (ho ascholoumenos ten hormophylakian) at Syene (Aswan), Antonios Malchaios, acknowledging receipt of dues on cargoes over the past four months Tybi - Pharmouthi, according to an agreement. Dated to Pharmouthi 30 (25th April) of year 4 of Hadrian (AD 120); with subscript of the collector.
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: )
Comments on Text ok
Multilingualism Monolingual
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Ἀντώνιος Μαλχαῖοςἀσχολούμενος
2τὴν ὁρμοφυλακίαν Σοήνης Πατεφαῦτι
3Καλασείρεως χαίρειν. ἔχω παρὰ σοῦ τὸ ἐν-
4ορμιν 1l. ἐν|όρμιον ἀγωγίων ὧν ἐποιήσου 2l. ἐποιήσω
5τὰ ἀπὸ Τῦβι ἕως Φαρμοῦθι λ̅ ἐπὶ λό̣γ̣ου
6κατὰ τὴν συμφωνίαν τοῦ δ (ἔτους)
7Ἁδριανοῦ Καίσαρος τοῦ κυρίου
8Φαρμοῦθι λ̅. Ἀντόνιος 3l. Ἀντώνιος
9Μαλχαῖος ἐπὶ λό-

1 l. ἐν|όρμιον
2 l. ἐποιήσω
3 l. Ἀντώνιος
1Antonius Malchaeus, in charge of
2the harbour guard of Syene, to Patephaus,
3son of Kalasiris, greeting. I have from you the
4harbour fees for the cargoes you made
5from Tybi to Pharmouthi 30, on account,
6in accord with the agreement of year 4
7of Hadrian Caesar the lord,
8Pharmouthi 30. (hand 2) Antonius
9Malchaeus, on
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Places (read out from edition)
  • Σοήνης (places.xml#8)

    People mentioned in Text

    ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
    15530 man Antonios Malchaios Ἀντῶνις Μαλχαοῖς Greek, Ancient



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Hadrian 04 Pharmuthi 30 120 April 25 CE date in text;



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    DatasetID 309072
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Trismegistos 23858
    Papyri.info ddbdp/sb;20;15046
    Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
    Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
    (CC BY-NC-SA)
    Data set citation Data set 309072 (= Ostr. Cambridge, Fitzwilliam Museum GR. P. 41), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.