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Ostr. Cambridge, Fitzwilliam Museum GR. P. 48

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Collection Cambridge, Fitzwilliam-Museum
Inventory Number Ostr. Cambridge, Fitzwilliam Museum GR. P. 48
Publication Number SB XX 15050
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


Object Type ostracon
Dating of Object 137-01-22
Dating between 137 and 137
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 assistant Sarapion
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 8
Quantity of Columns 1
Line Lenght (in mm) 90
Column Height (in mm) 60
Line Distance 90x60


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for poll tax (laographia)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Receipt of Antas, son of Phatres, and his associate supervisors of the Sacred Gate of Syene, through the assistant Sarapion, for poll tax of year 20 of Hadrian in instalments, paid by Petorzmethis, son of Kalasiris and Tisatis.
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text ok
Multilingualism Monolingual
Gender Man Woman
Comment on Gender mother in filiation
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Ἀντᾶς Φατρήους καὶ οἱ σὺν αὐτ
2ἐπιτηρηταὶ ἱερᾶς πύλης Σοήνης
3διὰ Σαραπίωνος βοηθοῦ. διέγραψεν
4Πετορζμῆθις Καλασείρεως
5μητρὸς Τισᾶτις ὑπὲρ λαογραφίας τοῦ
6κ (ἔτους) Ἁδριανοῦ Καίσαρος τοῦ κυρίου
7πὶ λόγου ῥυπαρὰς δραχμὰς τρεῖς τριώβολον, (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) γ (τριώβολον).
8(ἔτους) κα Ἁδριανοῦ τοῦ κυρίου, Τῦβι κ̅ζ̣̅.
1Antas, son of Phatres and his associate
2supervisors of the Sacred Gate of Syene
3through the assistant Sarapion. Thus has paid
4Petorzmethis, son of Kalasiris
5and Tisatis, for poll tax of
6year 20 of Hadrian Caesar the lord,
7on account, 3 dr. 3 ob. brutto, = 3 dr. 3 ob.
8Year 21 of Hadrian the lord, Tybi 27.
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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
    16865 man Antas, son of Phatres, epiteretes Ἀντᾶς Φατρήους Greek, Ancient



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Hadrian 21 Tybi 27 137 January 22 CE date in text;



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    DatasetID 309077
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Trismegistos 23862
    Papyri.info ddbdp/sb;20;15050
    Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
    Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
    (CC BY-NC-SA)
    Data set citation Data set 309077 (= Ostr. Cambridge, Fitzwilliam Museum GR. P. 48), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.