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Ostr. Oxford Ashm. G.O.15

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Inventory Number Ostr. Oxford Ashm. G.O.15
Publication Number O.Ashm. 15
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]
District of Find / Purchase in Egypt Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]


Object Type ostracon
Dating of Object 98-109 term. ante quem
Dating between 101 and 102
Criteria for Dating date according to tax collector's time of office
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation upper right corner broken away. surface scratched.

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) missing text on upper right corner restored
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting cursive, documentary, Hermogenes' style
Comments on Text Layout 1st line extended, rest alligned to the left.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 9
Quantity of Columns 1
Line Lenght (in mm) 60
Column Height (in mm) 54
Line Distance 60 x 54


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for poll tax (laographia)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content receipt of the praktor Hermogenes for the tax laographia of year 5 of Trajan in several installments; payments were partially made through Saxibis, which might be an intermediate of the tax payer or an assistant of the collector. There is no signature of the collector, but the hand is known from other examples.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text corr. date, l. 2 pem[tou etous]; no change of hand in l. 5
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1διέγραψε Πετ̣ροσζμῆθις
2ὑπὲρ λαογραφίας πέ̣μ̣του (ἔτους) 1ed. τ̣ο̣ῦ̣ ̣[ ̣ (ἔτους)
3Τρ̣αειαν̣οῦ 2 l. Τραιανοῦ Κ̣α̣ίσα̣ρ̣ος
4ἐπὶ λόγου (δραχμὰς) τέσσ̣αρε̣ς, (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) δ.
5ὁμοίως ἄλλας (δραχμὰς) τέσσαρες, (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) δ.
6ὁμοίως (δραχμὰς) τέσσαρες, (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) δ.
7ὁμο̣ίως (δραχμὴν) μίαν, (γίνεται) (δραχμὴ) α.
83 l. ὁ αὐτὸς τὰς λυπὰς 4 l. λοιπάς (δραχμὰς) δ,
9σὺν αἷς ἔσχ̣ον δι Σαξίβις.

1 ed. τ̣ο̣ῦ̣ ̣[ ̣ (ἔτους)
2 l. Τραιανοῦ
3 l. ὁ
4 l. λοιπάς
1Thus has paid Petorzmethis
2for poll tax (laographia) of year x
3of Traianus Caesar,
4on account, four dr., = 4 dr.;
5ditto four additional dr., = 4 (dr.);
6ditto four dr., = 4 dr.;
7ditto one dr., = 1 dr.;
8the same the remaining 4 dr.
9with those which I received through Saxibis.
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People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
12425 man Petorzmethis Patroszmethis Greek, Ancient



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Trajan 05 101 CE 102 CE date in text, date corrected: year 5;



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DatasetID 309162
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 70464
Papyri.info ddbdp/o.ashm;;15
Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 309162 (= Ostr. Oxford Ashm. G.O.15), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.