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Ostr. Oxford Ashm. G.O.228

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Inventory Number Ostr. Oxford Ashm. G.O.228
Publication Number O.Ashm. Shelton 8 (O.Wilck. 117)
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


Object Type ostracon
Dating of Object October 30, terminus ante quem
Dating between 120 and 120
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation complete
State of Preservation Broken into three pieces, joined, with small parts at bottom lost.

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 handwriting of scribe Palachemis
Comments on Text Layout text in upper part, more than half of the sherd below is empty.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 5
Quantity of Columns 1
Line Lenght (in mm) 85
Column Height (in mm) 25
Line Distance 85x25


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for poll tax (laographia) and prison guards (desmophylakitikon)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content tax receipt of the praktor Didymion through Palachemis the scribe for laographia and for desmophylakia.
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
1Διδυμίων πράκτωρ διὰ Παλαχήμιος.
2διέγραψεν Πετορζμῆθις Πετορζμήθου τοῦ Πετορ-
3ζμήθου μητρὸς Σενπαχνοῦβις ὑπὲρ λαογραφίας τοῦ π̣έ̣μ-
4πτου (ἔτους) Ἁδριανοῦ Καίσαρος τοῦ κυρίου δραχμὰς δεκα-
5επτὰ (ἡμιωβέλιον), δεσμοφυλάκων (ἡμιωβέλιον), (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) ιζ (ὀβολὸς). Ἁθὺρ γ̅.
1Didymion, tax collector, through Palachemis.
2Thus has paid Petorzmethis, son of Petorzmethis, grandson of Petor-
3zmethis, and the mother Senpachnoubis, for poll tax of the fifth
4year of Hadrian Caesar the lord, drachmas seven-
5teen 1/2 ob., for prison guards 1/2 ob., = 17 dr. 1 ob. Hathyr 3.
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Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
4451 man Didymion praktor Διδυμίων Greek, Ancient



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Hadrian 05 Hathyr 03 120 October 30 CE date in text;



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DatasetID 309148
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 70560
Papyri.info ddbdp/o.ashm-shelt;;8
Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 309148 (= Ostr. Oxford Ashm. G.O.228), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.