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Ostr. Oxford Ashm. G.O.21

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Inventory Number Ostr. Oxford Ashm. G.O.21
Publication Number O.Ashm. 21
Current Location Oxford Ashmolean Museum
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 194 terminus ante quem
Dating between 194 and 194
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation broken at bottom???

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object convex (outside)
Range of Preservation (Text) incomplete
State of Preservation (Text) broken at bottom???
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, clear and upright cursive, practiced hand.
Comments on Text Layout script using the whole space, lines starting along the margins on left and reaching the right margin. It is not clear, if at the bottom is something broken away, or if the scribe scribbled something at the very bottom of the piece.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 7
Quantity of Columns 1
Line Lenght (in mm) 125
Column Height (in mm) 65
Line Distance 125 x 65


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for poll tax (laographia) and contribution for the men who have fled (merismos andron anakechorekoton)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Receipt of the epiteretai Aurelios Dionysios and Hermaios, son of Diogenes, through the scribe Dionysodoros, for poll tax and the contribution for the men who have fled, paid by Bienchis, son of Peteptens(etis) and the mother Thinpat--- (or Thinharpaesis); the signature at the end is damaged.
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: )
Comments on Text corr. l. 4 Peteptens(etis), Thinarpaeseo(s)?? cf. O.Berl. 45!
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Αὐρήλιος Διονύσιος καὶ Ἑ̣ρ̣μ̣α̣ῖ̣ος
2Διογενεῖ 1 l. Διογένους καὶ οἱ σὺν αὐτοῖς ἐπιτηρηταὶ ἱερᾶς
3πύλης Σοήνης διʼ ἐμοῦ Διονυσοδώρου βοηθοῦ.
4διέγραψε Βιῆνχις Πετεπτεν̣σ̣ήτεως 2ed. Πετεπτεν̣ε̣(ψίλεως) μ̣ητρὸς Θινπατ ̣ρ ̣ ̣ 3or Θι(ν)αρπα̣η̣σ̣εω(ς)?
5ὑπὲρ λαογραφίας λημμάτων β (ἔτους) (δραχμὰς) ιζ (ὀβολὸν) καὶ ὑπὲρ μερισμ̣οῦ ἀ̣ν̣δ̣ρῶν
6ἀνα̣κεχωρηκότων λημμάτων α (ἔτους) (δραχμὰς) δ (τετρώβολον) καὶ ὑπὲρ μερισμ̣οῦ ἀ̣ν̣δ̣ρῶν ἀνα̣κεχωρηκότων
7λημμάτων β (ἔτους) (δραχμὰς) β (ὀβολόν). Α̣υ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ -?-

1 l. Διογένους
2 ed. Πετεπτεν̣ε̣(ψίλεως)
3 or Θι(ν)αρπα̣η̣σ̣εω(ς)?
1Aurelius Dionysios and Hermaios,
2son of Diogenes, and their associate supervisors of the Sacred
3Gate of Syene through me, the assistant Dionysodoros.
4Thus has paid Bienchis, son of Peteptensetis and the mother Thin ---?,
5for poll tax for the accounting of year 2, 17 dr. 1 ob., and for the contribution for the men
6who have fled, for the accounting of year 1, 4 dr. 4 ob., and for the contribution for the men who have fled
7for the accounting of year 2, 2 dr. 1 ob. --- (signature?)
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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
    12520 man Aurelios Dionysios epiteretes Aurelios Dionysios Greek, Ancient



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Septimius Severus 02 194 CE dating on basis of tax year;



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    DatasetID 309156
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Trismegistos 70470
    Papyri.info ddbdp/o.ashm;;21
    Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
    Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
    (CC BY-NC-SA)
    Data set citation Data set 309156 (= Ostr. Oxford Ashm. G.O.21), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.