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Ostr. Oxford Ashm. G.O.23

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Inventory Number Ostr. Oxford Ashm. G.O.23
Publication Number O.Ashm. 23
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 ca. 148-156 terminus ante quem
Dating between 148 and 156
Criteria for Dating dated according to the handwriting of Ammonios scribe
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation broken at left

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) the left side is broken away, lacuna getting smaller towards the bottom, from 8-3 letters wide.
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, very nice hand of Ammonios scribe between 148 and 156
Comments on Text Layout writing starts short below the upper margin and reaches to the right egde; below there is some space left.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 7
Quantity of Columns 1
Line Lenght (in mm) 40
Column Height (in mm) 55
Line Distance x+40 x 55


Text Content

Modern Title tax receipt for trade tax (cheironaxion)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content receipt of the epiteretes ---et(?) (perhaps Tithoetion) through Ammonios lao() (= collector of laographia) for cheironaxion.
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: )
Comments on Text corr. l. 1, 2, 3, 4 and the date
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1 ? Τιθοητίων ἐπιτηρητὴς 1ed. [καὶ οἱ σὺν α]ὐ̣τ(οῖς) ἐπιτ(ηρηταὶ) ἱερᾶς πύλης
2Σοή(νης) διὰ Ἀμμωνίου λαο? 2l. λαογράφου or <ἀπαιτητου̂> λαο(γραφίας) συν- 3ed. ἀπὸ συν-
3έσχ(οντος)?. διέγραψεν Ἀμμώνιος Σαρα- 4ed. Ἡ̣ρα-
4πίωνος? μητρὸς Θιζμήτιος? ὑπὲρ χειρωναξίου
5ι? (ἔτους) τὰς λ̣οιπὰς δραχμὰς δώδεκα
6ὀβολ(οὺς) δ̣ύο (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) ιβ (διώβολον).
7(ἔτους) ια̣// Φαμενὼθ ι̣̅η̅.

1 ed. [καὶ οἱ σὺν α]ὐ̣τ(οῖς) ἐπιτ(ηρηταὶ)
2 l. λαογράφου or <ἀπαιτητου̂> λαο(γραφίας)
3 ed. ἀπὸ συν-
4 ed. Ἡ̣ρα-
1 (NN+?) Tithoetion, supervisor of the Sacred Gate
2of Syene, through Ammonios, collector of the poll tax, co-
3collecting. Thus has paid Ammonios, son of Sara-
4pion and the mother Thizmetis, for trade tax
5of year 10? the remaining twelve drachmas
6two obols, = 12 dr. 2 ob.
7Year 11?, Phamenoth 18.
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Places (read out from edition)
  • Σοή(νης) (places.xml#8)

    People mentioned in Text

    ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
    12565 man ---et(?) = Tithoetion(?) epiteretes ---et(?) Greek, Ancient



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Marcus Aurelius 11 Phamenoth 18 171 March 14 CE text dated according to the hand of Ammonios, who is collecting loagraphia as apaitetes in year 10 of Marcus Aurelius;



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    DatasetID 309160
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Trismegistos 70472
    Papyri.info ddbdp/o.ashm;;23
    Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
    Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
    (CC BY-NC-SA)
    Data set citation Data set 309160 (= Ostr. Oxford Ashm. G.O.23), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.