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Ostr. Oxford Ashm. G.O.227

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Inventory Number Ostr. Oxford Ashm. G.O.227
Publication Number O.Ashm. Shelton 16 (= O.Wilck. 111)
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]
Type of Discovery find (unspecified)
District of Find / Purchase in Egypt Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]
Buyer (Currently Housing Institution) Raifé, Alfonse
Certainty: high


Object Type ostracon
Dating of Object November 12, terminus ante quem
Dating between 118 and 118
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation complete
State of Preservation broken in three joining pieces

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object convex (outside)
Inks and Pigments carbon ink monochrome black
Range of Preservation (Text) complete
State of Preservation (Text) Complete.
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, cursive hand of praktor Sanmus
Comments on Text Layout lower third of sherd is empty.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 7
Quantity of Columns 1
Line Lenght (in mm) 105
Column Height (in mm) 65
Line Distance 105 x 65


Text Content

Modern Title tax receipt for the price of state dates
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content receipt of praktor Sanmus for time demosiou phoinikos. the profession or status designation diakon is mentioned; its exact meaning at the time is not known.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text ok
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Σανμοῦς πράκτωρ. διέγραψεν Πετορζμῆτις
2Παχομπαβιήνχιος Ψύρου διάκωνος ὑπὲρ τιμῆς
3δημοσίου φοίνικος γενήματος β (ἔτους) Ἁδριανοῦ
4τοῦ κυρίου ἀργυρίου (δραχμὰς) δεκαπέντε ὀβολοὺς τέσ-
5αρες ἥμυσου 1l. ἥμισυ, (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) ιε (ὀβολοὶ) δ (ἡμιοβέλιον). (ἔτους) γ
6Ἁδριανοῦ Καίσαρος τοῦ κυρίου
7Ἁθὺρ ι̣̅ε̣̅.

1 l. ἥμισυ
1Sanmous, tax collector. Thus has paid Petorzmetis,
2son of Pachompabienchis, grandson of Psyros, of the deacon?, for the price
3of public dates of the harvest of the 2nd year of Hadrianus
4the lord, fifteen silver dr. four
5and a half obols, = 15 dr. 4 1/2 ob. Year 3
6of Hadrianus Caesar the lord,
7Hathyr 15.
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People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
12590 man Petorzmethis, son of Pachompabienchis, gs. of Psyros, diakonos Πετορζμηθις Greek, Ancient



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Hadrian 03 Hathyr 16 118 November 12 CE date in text, day corrected;



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DatasetID 309147
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 70568
Papyri.info ddbdp/o.ashm.shelt;;16
Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 309147 (= Ostr. Oxford Ashm. G.O.227), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.