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Ostr. Oxford Ashm. G.O.17

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Inventory Number Ostr. Oxford Ashm. G.O.17
Publication Number O.Ashm. 17
Current Location Oxford Ashmolean Museum
Publication Permission Status (unknown)
Publication Status published

Origin / Provenance

Ancient Provenance Site Elephantine / Syene () [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 of Object September 13, terminus ante quem
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation broken at lower right corner

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) Broken at lower right corner
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting cursive, documentary, 1st hand of an unknown scribe, large, irregular, practiced 2nd hand regular, practiced, orthography weak: diplography of letters.
Comments on Text Layout 1st hand starts his lines along the left margin. 2nd hand leaves a blank space before the subscript, which is running upwards along the bottom margin of the sherd.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 5
Quantity of Columns 1
Line Lenght (in mm) 85
Column Height (in mm) 60
Line Distance 85 x 60


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 receipt of the epiteretes Antiochos Kassianos. Petorzmethis, son of Pueris and the mother Tisatis pays for laographia of the thirteenth year of Hadrian seventeen drachmai, half obol, for desmophylakia half obol, total drachmai seventeen and one obol. Signature of the epiteretes Antiochos Kassianos.
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: )
Comments on Text date in text corrected in l. 5 and 8: from Thoth 8 to Thoth 15.
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Ἀν̣τ̣ίο̣χος Κασια̣νὸς κ̣α̣ὶ ο̣ἱ
2σὺ̣ν̣ αὐτ ἐπιτηρηταὶ ἱερᾶς πύλης Σοήνης. διέγραψε
3Πετορζμῆθις Πο̣υήρεως μητρὸς Τισάτιος
4λαoγραφίας ιγ (ἔτους) δραχμὰς δέ̣κα ἑπτα (ἡμιωβέλιον), δεσμοφυλακίας (ἡμιωβέλιον), (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) ιζ (ὀβολός).
5(ἔτους) ιδ Ἁδριανοῦ τοῦ κυρίου Θὼθ ι̅ε̅1η prev. ed.
6 Ἀντείοχος Κασιανὸς σεσημείωμαι. δραχμὰς δέκα ἑππτὰ2l. ἑπτὰ
7ὀβολὸν α̅ (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) ιζ (ὀβολός). ιδ (ἔτους) Ἁ̣δριανοῦ
8τοῦ κυρίου Θὼθ ιε3η prev. ed.

1 η prev. ed.
2 l. ἑπτὰ
3 η prev. ed.
1Antiochos Kasianos and his associate
2supervisors of the Sacred Gate of Syene. Thus has paid
3Petorzmethis, son of Poueris and his mother Tisatis,
4for poll tax of year 13 seventeen drachmas and a half obol, for prison guards a half obol, = 17 dr. 1 ob.
5Year 14 of Hadrianus the lord, Thoth 15.
6(hand 2) Antiochos Kasianos, I have signed (for) seventeen drachmai
71 obol, total 17 dr. 1 ob. Year 14 of Hadrianus
8the Lord, Thoth 15.
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People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
12450 man Antiochos Kassianos epiteretes Antiochos Kasianos epiteretes Greek, Ancient



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Hadrian 14 Thoth 15 129 September 12 CE date in text;



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DatasetID 309152
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 70466
Papyri.info ddbdp/o.ashm;;17
Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 309152 (= Ostr. Oxford Ashm. G.O.17), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.